Preston Hyatt receives President's Volunteer Service Award
EUREKA SPRINGS -- On Feb. 12, Preston Hyatt, honorary Eureka Springs Rotarian, was presented with the President's Volunteer Service Award for 2013 by Dave Teigen, president of Eureka Springs Rotary Club.
Included with the certificate was a letter from President Barack Obama thanking Preston for all of his volunteer efforts in the community.
Preston, the son of Police Chief Earl Hyatt and Rachal Hyatt, counselor at Eureka Springs Elementary School, attends Rotary every Wednesday morning. He loves helping with their fundraising events.
In addition to volunteering with Rotary, he also helps with all Special Olympics events in our area. He has been a part of the Polar Bear Plunge for the last five years and has raised over $4,000 for Special Olympics through this event. Special Olympics is close to his heart because his Uncle Alex has Down Syndrome.
Preston also volunteers for the Eureka Springs Youth Sports fundraiser at the Cornerstone Bank Parking lot. He helps younger students with homework after school at the elementary school. Preston is a perfect example of the Rotary motto, "Service Above Self."