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Plant City Courier

Rotary presents award to honor deceased community leader and his wife

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PLANT CITY – Dean Snyder may be gone, but his service to the community – and the Plant City Daybreak Rotary Club – hasn’t been forgotten.

The club recently presented his widow, Mikie, with an award that recognized her and her late husband’s help in the Rotary’s annual Country Cracker Feasts.

Snyder, who died in August at 58 years old after a bout with esophageal cancer, wasn’t a Rotary member but he and his wife co-hosted the fundraising meals with their next-door neighbors, George and Cassandra Banning.

“This is our way of recognizing what they have done,” said George Banning, a longtime Rotary member.

Mikie Snyder was presented with the Paul Harris Award, an honor named after Rotary’s founder and given to those who donate at least $1,000 to the club. The Plant City chapter donated $1,000 on behalf of the Snyders to recognize their work for Rotary.

Rotary International District Governor George Robinson Burnett present a certificate and a pin to Mikie.

The Snyders moved to Plant City in 1987 and were involved in many charitable events.

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