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Boy Scouts honor former members for contributions to community
Senator, business owner, banker recognized
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Dick Valentine says a few words after being honored during the 2017 Gainesville American Values Dinner at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville. - photo by Erin O. Smith
Each of the three former Boy Scouts honored at the annual American Values Dinner Thursday shared one thing in common. Honorees Sen. Butch Miller, Bob Swoszowski and Dick Valentine love their community and giving back to it. “(Miller) pours himself back into his community,” Jimmy Butterworth, longtime friend of Miller’s, said. Butterworth said Miller takes on the challenges of the day with a smile, hearty laugh, words of encouragement and the best slaps on the back.