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By Dena Wood
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Hockersmith Wins Community Service Award

Waitsburg resident receives recognition for kid-centered service

 

Dena Wood

Kate Hockersmith shows surprise at hearing her name called as the Community Service Award Winner at last week's Commercial Club meeting. Son, John Hockersmith (r) and Switchgrass ban member Robert Walsh (l) applaud.

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Touchet Valley Acoustic Music Program (TVAMP) Director Kate Hockersmith joined the ranks of more than 50 deserving individuals – the first being Ernest Kison in 1962 – to receive Waitsburg's Community Service Award. The award was previously known as the Citizen of the Year Award.

Hockersmith, who thought she was simply directing her bluegrass band, Switchgrass, in providing the evening's entertainment, was taken by complete surprise when her name was called as the 2014 award recipient at the Waitsburg Commercial Club meeting at Town Hall on April 7.

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