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City of Lebanon Announces Recipients of the 2024 Mayor Lyle Anderson Gold Leaf Award

The City of Lebanon is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Mayor Lyle Anderson Gold Leaf Award for Volunteer Service. This year, Mayor Jared Carr has selected Emily Huckaby as the adult recipient and Cash Vickers as the youth recipient of this prestigious award. The award ceremony will take place during the Regular Lebanon City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 22 in the Stanley H. Allen Council Chambers at Lebanon City Hall. Since its inception in 2019, the Mayor Lyle Anderson Gold Leaf Award has recognized outstanding volunteers who have made significant contributions across various sectors within Lebanon, including health, recreation, arts, environment, education, public safety, civic engagement, and human services. The award honors individuals who embody the spirit of community service, contributing their time and talents to enhance the quality of life in our city. Emily Huckaby, this year’s adult award recipient, has been instrumental in her roles as President of the Lebanon Downtown Optimist Club, Vice President of the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Lebanon Laclede County Library Foundation. Her leadership and commitment to organizing community-enhancing events like the Christmas Parade, Miss Merry Christmas Pageants, and the Business Expo have played a vital role in bringing the community together and fostering a sense of unity and celebration in Lebanon. Cash Vickers, the youth award recipient, holds officer positions in several school organizations and demonstrates a remarkable passion for service. His extensive volunteer work includes participation in SERVE Lebanon, the Rotary Pancake Breakfast, the Back-to-School Fair, Shop with a Cop, and many other community service initiatives. Cash’s dedication to serving his school and community reflects the values that the Mayor Lyle Anderson Gold Leaf Award seeks to celebrate. Mayor Jared Carr said selecting this year’s recipients proved especially difficult. "Choosing the recipients for the Gold Leaf Award is always a challenging task, given the remarkable pool of nominees dedicated to making Lebanon a better place. However, Emily Huckaby and Cash Vickers stood out for their exceptional contributions and leadership within our community. Their selfless service and commitment to volunteerism truly embody the spirit of this award," Carr said. The City of Lebanon invites the community to join in celebrating the achievements of Huckaby and Vickers at the award ceremony.