Garrett honored for community service

Jan 22, 2014
Laura Rodgers, regent of the Hugh Rogers Chapter of DAR, presents an award to Walton Garrett.

Walton Garrett was recently awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award at the January meeting of the Hugh Rogers Chapter NCSDAR. The award is given to a person who has made a difference in the community and is worthy of recognition for unpaid voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, patriotic, historical, citizenship or environmental conservation endeavors.

“Walton inspires all of us with his tireless efforts and spirit of giving,” said Laura Rodgers, chapter regent. “He was recognized by the chapter and NSDAR for his long time support of Habitat for Humanity in Haywood County. Since 1990, Haywood Habitat has provided housing to 50 families, including more than 130 children. For 23 years, Walton has volunteered his time helping to build every one of the Habitat for Humanity houses in Haywood County. Beginning in 2012, Walton also provided support to the Women Build program with Habitat for Humanity. He was on site to lend a helping hand and provided guidance to the women who had little experience with construction.”

In addition to his work with Haywood Habitat, Walton has served as a mentor to countless young men and women of Haywood County. He has supported their mission trips and service trips by hiring them for odd jobs and facilitating donations for youth trips at community dinners. Walton has also given generous sums towards scholarships for college students and for young people to attend Music Week at Lake Junaluska.

For information on the DAR Community Service Award nomination process, call 452-7536.