Justin Butler, president of Troy Rotary Club, Tom Sullivan, past president of Troy Rotary Club, Brenda Thornhill and David Thornhill, award recipients, and John Vietmeier, governor, Rotary District 6060.

On July 17, the Troy Rotary Club presented David Thornhill and Brenda Thornhill each with a Paul Harris Fellow Award, recognizing each of them for over 40 years of giving back to various churches, charities and individuals in Troy, Lincoln County and surrounding communities. 

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders and problem solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – in ourselves, in our communities and across the globe. 

For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects.  From literacy and peace to water and health, Rotary is always working to better our world, and we stay committed. 

In 1957, Rotary International established the “Paul Harris Fellow” recognition program, named after the founder of Rotary, Paul Harris to recognize contributions of $1000 or more to the Rotary Foundation and/or significant individual contributions to the communities in which they live. Thornhill Real Estate & Auction Company has been in business for 53 years serving Lincoln and the surrounding counties. Their Company motto is “Hometown service: Our interest is in the community we live in! As the community supports us, we give back as community members and donate our talents and time to numerous benefits and not-for-profit organizations each year.” 

Thornhill Real Estate & Auction Company handles about 20 charitable auctions each year and together with their children Cheri Winchester, Dusty Thornhill and Teri Westbrook, David and Brenda have donated thousands of hours in providing their services for more than 500 auctions for various churches and community charities. 


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