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Passionate volunteer named Vernon's Good Citizen

Brian Jackson (right), who was named Vernon
Brian Jackson (right), who was named Vernon's 2013 Good Citizen, receives congratulations from former Good Citizen Rick Trehearne Wednesday.
— image credit: Richard Rolke/Morning Star

Brian Jackson is being celebrated for his outgoing nature and willingness to give back.

The retired minister was named Vernon's 2013 Good Citizen of the Year by Junior Chamber International during a ceremony Wednesday.

"What a surprise," said Jackson, 84, shortly after being presented a bouquet of flowers and balloons.

"I'm breathless. I'm run out of tears."

Jackson, who has lived in Vernon since 1984, has been involved with the Scouts for 64 years and he is active at Hospice House, where he is best known for presiding over Tuesday waffle breakfasts.

He has also provided support to more than 1,300 families during funeral services and is a major part of Santas Anonymous and the Vernon Choir.

Look for more in Friday's Morning Star.

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