Paul Whitters received the "Truman V. Glenn Memorial
Award" at the 17th annual presentation on Saturday
evening at the Platte County Courthouse during Platte
City's holiday lighting ceremony.
This award is given to someone who has made a significant
contribution to the betterment of the Platte City community
over the years.
The award is named for Truman Glenn, who is noted for
his contributions to the local community, including Lions
Club, Platte City Chamber of Commerce, Platte County Industrial
Commission, and serving as mayor from 1976 until his sudden
death in 1984.
Whitters is an active member of the Platte City Christian
Church serving as a deacon, past president of the church
board, and secretary of the Men's Class. He is also a
life member of VFW Post 4055 in Platte City, a member
of a pioneer Platte County family, active in Platte County
Historical and Genealogical Society, and has contributed
to research in the county's history.
Whitters is someone who prefers to be a "behind
the scenes" kind of person who is actually more comfortable
helping others without any fanfare and who has made significant
contributions of his time and talents to many people in
the Platte City community.
"I think they were a little generous in giving it
to me," states Whitters.