Carson Griffith, Grand Junction, IA
Carson Griffith of Grand Junction has been selected as the recipient of the Greene County Community "Impact" Award. The award was established to recognize an individual or individuals whose activities have an easily recognized impact on Greene County residents. This is the third year the award has been presented. In 2010 the award was created and Lawrence Geisler was recognized. Last year in 2011 the Town and Country Band was honored.
Pat Fagen, a spokesperson for the "Impact" Award committee said "Carson Griffith has been a leader in the county for years, and it is only fitting that he has been selected for this award. He has served the children, youth and adults of Greene County for years and it is time to honor him and his tireless efforts and positive approach in so many areas."
Griffith has shared his musical gifts for years. He has served as musical director for 10 community musicals in Greene and Dallas counties, performed numerous musical events for the Greene County Historical Society, congregate meals, and the Greene County Arts Council. He directed county-wide concerts of the Messiah and also Easter programs. As a member of the Grand Junction Presbyterian Church he has given countless hours. Griffith wrote and directed the Grand Junction Centennial Pageant.
He served on the Grand Junction Planning and Zoning Board, Greene County tourism, the Bell Tower committee, Elderbridge Senior Cabinet, and was recently honored for 40 years of service to the Jefferson Elks Lodge as organist.
Griffith was a constant volunteer at the East Greene Schools, where he was a long time music teacher, helping with the scorebooks for basketball for over 25 years and running the high jump at track meets.
He continues to deliver meals on wheels, and plays for nursing homes and assisted living on a regular basis in Greene, Dallas, Guthrie, Carroll, Webster and Boone counties.
His volunteering of time and talent far exceeds the items listed here.
Carson Griffith will be honored Sunday, June 3, in the Greene County Courthouse rotunda with a public reception at 3 pm. A presentation of the award will be made after a small program. All friends and family are invited to attend. -Scranton Journal