Town council recognizes resident for community service

CROTHERSVILLE — Kathy Sage was invited last week to attend Tuesday night’s Crothersville Town Council meeting.

Little did she know she was the recipient of the certificate of appreciation of excellence in community service award for November.

The purpose of the award, which first was presented in October, is to recognize local residents who are outstanding citizens who go above and beyond to give back and give back in a huge way and are quick to offer assistance to someone or organization in need.

While speaking on behalf of the council, Councilman Chad Wilson said Sage is “voluntarily working with others to achieve positive change.”

“She is a graduate of Crothersville High School and has devoted her life to helping others,” Wilson said. “She has volunteered her services to help organize the Farmers to Families food drives, assisting the town of Crothersville and Crothersville FFA. In the past, she has volunteered at Clothes Cottage, helped with The Helping Hearts organization and during the COVID pandemic, she checked on the safety and well-being of many local residents.”

Wilson said Sage also has volunteered at the community’s food pantry for more than 10 years, helping feed thousands of town residents, and volunteered for the Crothersville Community Schools athletic department for around 40 years.

“Thank you, Kathy,” Wilson said. “Thank you for everything you’ve done for us in Crothersville. We appreciate you very much.”

Sage received a round of applause as she walked up to receive her framed certificate.

“Needless to say, I was surprised, but even more so, I am humbled at receiving it,” Sage said Tuesday night on her Facebook page. “Thank you very much, and I hope to continue to serve the community for many more years, to do my small part in making Crothersville a better place.”