Lexington Sertoma Club

Service To Mankind Award

Lexington Sertoma Club’s 2009-2010 Service to Mankind Award Recipient


Annually in December of each year, the Lexington Sertoma Club honors a local individual who epitomizes what our club is all about in our SERvice TO MAnkind efforts. 




On Monday, December 7, Richard Thompson was presented the 2009-2010 Service to Mankind Award at the club’s Service to Mankind Award Banquet by club representatives Dan Breazeale and Tommy Harman.  Richard was born and grew up in Lexington having graduated from Rosenwald High School in 1963.  Throughout his life, Richard has demonstrated a love for people and for God as shown by his benevolent nature.  He is certainly deserving of this special award and recognition.


Some of the highlights of his service include serving for many years as an integral part of a community ministry known as the Soup Kitchen.  Through this ministry, Richard has helped to cook and deliver meals to many elderly and needy folks.  In addition, Richard gardens and consistently looks to give away vegetables to people in need. 


Also, Richard is very active at St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Lexington having served as Deacon Chairman and Chairman of the Usher Board for 23 consecutive years.  He is also the past Grand Master of Masonic Lodge #251 and is still active in this organization.


Retired from BB&T and the South Carolina National Guard, Richard continues to serve his community through his election to the Lexington Town Council.  He was first elected in 1997.  He has successfully won reelection and continues today faithfully serving as a Town Councilman.  Richard has been instrumental in many town projects, including the creation of the Willie Caractor Park in his neighborhood. 


Hopefully, as others come to know about Richard’s selfless service to his fellow man, it will inspire all of us to increase our volunteer efforts to help make Lexington an even better place to live.


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