The editor of the Prince Edward County’s newspaper of record and a former staffwriter were honoured by the Rotary Club of Picton last week with Paul Harris Fellowship awards.

Jason Parks and Desirée Decoste were presented with fancy pins and certificates at Rotary’s weekly meeting for their work covering and reporting on the local club’s fundraising activities.

Named in honour of Rotary founder Paul Harris, a Fellow is recognized as having done something significant for others or for having made an outstanding contribution to the community.

Rotarian Joanne Coker noted the generosity of community members in Prince Edward County is especially meaningful.

“When you donate your time, resources and talents you improve the quality of life of the people in the community. We truly appreciate our friends who embody this spirit and recognize these efforts,” Ms. Coker said.

“Jason Parks and Desiree Decoste have done so much for the Rotary Club of Picton in coverage of our weekly speakers and showing up to take photos of the club’s numerous cheque presentations to various charities in our community,” said Rotarian Rick Jones.

“If not for them, the Club would not have received this tremendous exposure in the community through the Picton Gazette and that’s why I have nominated Jason and Desiree to receive the Paul Harris Fellow award, one of the highest honours Rotary can bestow.”

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