STOCKTON - It is very humbling to be rewarded for your achievements.
This is how Supervisor David Wilson felt when he was told he had won the 2014 Chautauqua County Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year award.
Moon Brook Country Club, located at 2879 North Main St. Ext. in Jamestown, will host a breakfast and awards ceremony from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday. Wilson will receive his award then and say a few words.
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From left: Councilman John Beichner and Supervisor David Wilson discuss the busy weekend coming up for the town.
"It is the biggest one (award), so I get the biggest one," he said.
Wilson told the light-hearted story of how he got the news he was picked. He thought the Red Cross had called to ask for trees, since this is tree season, but they had a whole other thing in mind.
"Red Cross told me 'congratulations you have won.' I told them I didn't sign up for anything," he said. "Red Cross told me 'out of all the nominations your 10-page long nomination won.' They told me I won the award and I said, 'I am humbled and all but you have the wrong guy; call the right Dave Wilson because I am sure he will be very impressed'."
Councilman Bryan Meder was one of those who helped to nominate him.
"We were asked a question and we answered it. We couldn't walk away from it, it wasn't feasible," he said. "You have done a lot for this community, a lot for Hanover, a lot for the fair, you have done a lot, Dave. This is our way of saying thank you."
Councilman John Beichner agreed.
"We are privileged to sit at the table with this man," he said.
This is part of the American Red Cross Hometown Heroes Celebration.