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Glade Sun

March 12, 2014

Neighbors who make a difference, the Dimple Globe Award winners for 2014

CROSSVILLE — The Dimpled Globe Award committee of the United Fund in Cumberland County is proud to present the winners for 2014. After careful consideration of the many nominees it was difficult to pick the top five residents of Cumberland County, for all nominees certainly made great candidates. However, in the end, the committee could only pick five residents and two students to present with awards to this year. These honorees will receive recognition and their awards at the ninth annual Dimpled Globe Award Banquet being held on April 5 at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center starting at 5 p.m. Come and show your support for these outstanding neighbors. Make your reservations at the United Fund Offices of Cumberland County, 348 Taylor St in Crossville, or by calling 484-4082. Reservations can be made now and until the tables are full. So don’t hesitate, call now. Help us shine a light on neighbors making a difference.

Who are the winners for 2014? Let’s begin:

Gus Gocella  moved to Tennessee only seven years ago, having served more than 20 years in the United States Air Force. Gocella has become deeply involved in Honor Air Knoxville, whose mission is to fly as many East Tennessee World War II and Korean War veterans as possible to Washington D.C., free of charge, to visit their respective memorial. Gocella is now the coordinator for Cumberland County. This is no simple task. Finding the funds, enlisting sufficient guardians to accompany the veterans, organizing the transportation, being sure that each veteran is returned safely to their families at the end of the day, and supplying memories of their fabulous day in Washington D.C. is all part of what Gocella does. In his spare time, he loves to sing and perform. He has performed at  Art Circle Library fundraisers, entertains at senior living facilities, and has found time to volunteer for the AARP tax services here in Cumberland County. Come hear the rest of the story on April 5.

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