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The John W. Jacobs, Jr. Youth Service Award

The John W. Jacobs Jr. Youth Service Award is the highest honor the Gainesville Kiwanis Club can bestow. It is awarded annually to a person in the community who has rendered dedicated and outstanding serivce to the youth of our community. The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual who has given both his/her time and resources to the betterment of our youth.

Past Award Recipients

1956   Dr. Bradley Davis
1957   Charles Edmondson
1958   Mrs. Mary Squires
1959   F. E. Bobo, Jr.
1960   John Thompson
1961   Sam Harben
1962   John W. Jacobs, Sr.
1963   H. G. Jarrard
1964   Mrs. Hammond  Johnson
1965   Rev. Pat McGeachy
1966   Ms. C. B. Brannon & Gen. Sandy Beaver
1967   James Mathis
1968   Carl Romberg III, Horace Battey & Howell Mendenhall
1969   Mrs. Betty Maine
1970   Jake Howell
1971   Ron Evans
1972   Ed Chambers, Jr.
1973   M/M Gene Beckstein
1974   Jack Purcell
1975   Bob Belladonna
1976   Bobby Gruhn
1977  Mrs. Marcia Agrin & Dr. Harvey Newman 
1978   R. Fleming Weaver
1979   Mrs. Pam Ware
1980   A. Drane Watson
1981   Curtis Segars
1982   Ed Dodd
1983   Clyde Wilbanks
1984   M/M Carol Eure
1985   Ms. Dorothy Rucker
1986   Frank W. Armstrong
1987   Jim Smith
1988   Don Brewer
1989   Jack Moore
1990   Ed Cabell
1991   Bob Murray
1992   Loyd Strickland & Ms. Denise Farmer
1993   Ralph Cleveland
1994   Edward L. Hartness
1995   Dr. Robert Bruner
1996   Lovie Smith, Jr.
1997   David Fox
1998   Lydia J. Sartain
1999   Deborah Mack
2000   Helen Henderson
2001   Gene Marlow & Walt Snelling
2002   Durward Pennington
2003   Dr. Tim Fulenwider
2004   John W. Jacobs, Jr.
2005   Eddie Staub
2006   Sheri Hooper
2007   Jean Willers
2008   Phil Neikro
2009   Scott McGarity
2010   Cliff Joliff
2011   Mary Ellen Murray
2012   Steve Cronic
2013   Rhett Roark
2014   Abb Hayes
2015   Lawrence B. Schrage
2016   Connie Stephens
2017   Beth Morris
2018   David Smith
2019   Don Grimsley