BUCKHANNON—Buckhannon City Council members recognized the February BEST Award winner, Bill Nicholson.
The Mayor’s Proclamation, read by Buckhannon Mayor David McCauley, stated, “Mr. Nicholson has been a substantial contributor to a host of service organizations including the Upshur Parish House, Appalachian Impact, the Kesling Mill Lions Club, and the newly reformed Buckhannon Kiwanis Club. Additionally, Bill Nicholson has long served as a referee for Upshur County Youth Soccer, is an active parishioner at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, and is a longstanding member of Buckhannon’s Band of Brothers. If there is a call to service in our community, you can count on Bill Nicholson being among the first people to volunteer.”
Bill Nicholson humbly accepted the BEST Award and stated, “I come from a long family of service. Number one, I serve the Lord and I give back to honor him. So therefore, I do that through these organizations.”
He noted that he frequently hears people say they don’t have time to volunteer. Nicholson stated, “I’ve never lost a moment volunteering.”
Councilperson David Thomas pointed out that he’s known Nicholson for more than 30 years and acknowledged that he has probably committed well over 10,000 hours of volunteer work. Thomas stated, “He’s probably one of the best volunteers this community has ever had.”