Lt. Governor Kinder presented the awards today (May 6) at a luncheon for the winners and their guests outside his office in the Capitol. Morton was nominated by Missouri State Rep. Stanley Cox of Sedalia.
In his nomination, Rep. Cox praised Morton for his long history of service as director of the Sedalia Public Library for 32 years and, since his retirement from that position in 1998, the extensive volunteer work he’s continued to provide for Sedalia.
“Don’s community service includes Bothwell Hospital Auxiliary, East Sedalia Baptist Church, Sedalia Rotary Club and Rotary District 6080, Community Café, Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Sedalia Public Library, Pettis County Agency on Aging, Missouri Library Board and many other organizations,” Cox said.
Kinder cited Morton’s more than 1,600 hours of volunteer service to the Bothwell Hospital Auxiliary, among other activities.
“The list continues of the organizations that Donald Morton is involved with, and, through his great efforts and time, he is making Sedalia a better place while touching the lives of many,” he added.
Lt. Governor Kinder presented Morton with an official declaration and a Senior Service Award lapel pin at a ceremony in the Capitol. Kinder has given Senior Service Awards every year since he took office in 2005.
“Donald Morton sets an example for all Missourians with his willingness to serve his community,” Kinder said. “His selfless service is an inspiration to all who know him.” Photos submitted.