Citizen of the Month - Dawn Hines

Dawn Hines“I would like to nominate Dawn Hines as Tucker’s Citizen of the Month. Dawn and her late husband, Bill, have lived in the Tucker area for many years where they raised their large blended family. Their children attended local schools and graduated from Tucker High School. Dawn and Bill’s blended family of five children produced seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren so far!

Dawn and Bill owned and ran Georgia Medical Gases, a company which started in 1986. They were landlords to other small businesses that shared their building’s space.

Dawn’s presence in the community is very much front and center. She is one of the original members of Main Street Theatre and has served as their Treasurer from the start, as well as being an actor, producer, greeter, box office manager, unofficial cheerleader, and general ‘spreader of the news’.

Her drama skills and interests were very much in evidence through the years at Tucker First United Methodist Church with the production of many dinner theaters, dramas and early productions of Christmas at Tucker. Speaking of TFUMC, Dawn presently rings in two handbell choirs and, until recently, sang in two choirs. She is currently President of the Searchers Sunday School Class.

There is another side of Dawn that must be mentioned—the Master Gardener side of her. Through the years, her love and expertise of gardening has touched many locations in Tucker. Dawn was instrumental in starting the Tucker Butterfly Garden in front of the Recreation Center and still spends many hours (along with others) maintaining its upkeep. She has also worked on the Native Tree Walk behind the Rec Center. Her daily posts on Facebook provide information and pictures about plants that are native to Georgia. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen the question asked, ‘Hey Dawn, what kind of plant is this?’ She has or will find the answer. Dawn has given many speeches to local garden clubs and has done private consultations on people’s yards.

Speaking of yards, this is where Dawn finds her peace and purpose, especially in these difficult times. No one should be surprised she often gets ‘Honorable Mention’ or ‘Yard of the Month’ in her neighborhood of Winding Woods. The surprise would be if she DIDN’T get these honors.

I guess it can be said that our Tucker Community has been made better, more artistic and more beautiful by Dawn Hines’ presence.”

Nominated by Carolyn Davison

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