It came as a surprise to many. The latest group to be inducted in the Bartow Youth Football Hall of Fame hadn’t expected it. They had given of their time and efforts, often with just the thanks of those around them. They didn’t do it to be recognized, but did what they did to make a difference in the lives of young people and the good of the community. The recognition became the icing atop the cake.
The fourth annual Hall of Fame Recognition Banquet has elevated membership to 27 and there are many more who will make up the classes of the future. On this night, seven people who have given of themselves shared the spotlight, a place few desired, for their efforts were never about them as individuals.
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