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Because of Mayor Harold Perrin’s dedication and service to the sight and hearing impaired in Northeast Arkansas, the University Heights Lions Club honored him this week with the Edwin Dalstrom Distinguished Service Award.
The Dalstrom Award represents the highest honor that a club or district can bestow through the Mid-South Lions Sight and Hearing Service, said University Heights Lions Club President David Caldwell, who presented the award at the club’s weekly meeting.
University Heights Lions Club Secretary Ron McCormick said Perrin was chosen for the award because of “his involvement in service to the community.
“He gets yelled at a lot but he doesn’t get a lot of praises. And we’re in the service community, so we see what he does and what he means to Jonesboro.”
Perrin joined the ranks of more than 1,000 individuals worldwide, including eight International Presidents and several current and past International Directors who have received this tribute.
Perrin was surprised by the award and called it “humbling and heart-warming.”
“I love Jonesboro with all my heart, and you have no idea what it means to feel that love returned,” Perrin said. “But I can’t accept this award on behalf of myself. I accept it on behalf of the more than 550 city employees and elected officials who work every day to keep Jonesboro safe, clean, attractive and focused on the future.”