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New Bern Civitan Club 2017-2018

Citizen of the Year Lovay Wallace-Singleton


New Bern Civitan Club
Citizen of the Year


This year’s Citizen of the Year, chosen by three NBCC past presidents, is not only a great New Bern citizen, but she is also an active New Bern Civitan.  Lovay Wallace-Singleton is a very regular donor to the RCS Shelter Dinner and a tree lot volunteer, but she is also founder and Director of the Veterans’ Garden and the organizer of the yearly Veterans’ Stand Down (which was postponed due to the hurricane but will take place in February).  Lovay is a 20-year Navy veteran (retired) who worked in air traffic control.

From her roots of growing up on a farm and working with crops, Lovay’s garden idea has taken off and is helpful to other veterans who are floundering with return to civilian life.  She also helps with providing fresh produce to poor area residents.

Our Club is not the only one to recognize Lovay’s value to our community.  She was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award on Veterans Day at a local veteran’s luncheon.  We are fortunate to have such a talented and caring member as Lovay…even more than fortunate, we are PROUD.  Congratulations on your award but most of all, congratulations on a life well-lived in service to others.  We salute you on ALL your achievements.