POINT PLEASANT — Four Point Pleasant locals received recognition for their involvement in the city by Main Street Point Pleasant.
Executive director of Main Street Point Pleasant Charles Humphreys presented awards to local residents he regards as, “well rounded individuals” and a, “perfect fit to their awards.”
Jerrie Howard received the elected official award. Howard is a member of Point Pleasant City Council and is a retired teacher from Point Pleasant High School. She is involved in multiple community groups such as the garden club and Democratic Women’s Association to name a few. According to Humphreys, Howard always has and always will support Main Street. Howard felt honored to have received the award and notes the importance of preserving Main Street for future generations.
Scarlett Enos received the business of the year award. Enos opened Willa’s Bible Bookstore last year and has seen success. According to Humphreys, she took a business and brought it back to life for the city. Enos feels honored and excited to have been noticed by Main Street and says she took a, “big leap of faith,” starting this business and owes her success to the support of her sisters and close friends over the year.
Marshall, “Butch” Bonecutter Jr. received the volunteer of the year award. Bonecutter is a city worker and is actively involved within the community. According to Humphreys, he is 100 percent there whenever a local business needs help. He has recently been involved with the Christmas events around the city including set up for The Sugar Plum Stroll and putting up lights at Krodel Park. Bonecutter shares that he feels honored receiving this award and says, “it is wonderful being in the city and helping everyone.”
Rachel Proffitt received the board member of the year award. Proffitt passed away earlier this month, but Humphreys still wanted her to have recognition. Humphreys shared that even though Proffitt was a member of Main Street Point Pleasant for only a year, she was a helping hand in the community for many others. She would draw up sketches for Humphreys whenever he needed to show exactly what he was telling to an audience and he had such an appreciation for her.
Erin Perkins is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing.