Heart of an Eagle Award winners at Athen’s Community Breakfast On Wednesday

By  | April 4, 2019 | Filed under: News

Athens City Councilman Chris Seibert, Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks, Russ Pulley, and Limestone County Chairman Collin Daly

ATHENS-On Wednesday, April 3 at the Athens Limestone Decatur Community Breakfastn held at Calhoun Community College, the Arrowhead District of the Boy Scouts recognized those who make a difference in their communities by awarding two Heart of an Eagle Awards.

The Athens/Limestone community recipient was Eli’s Block Party Childhood Cancer Foundation. The non-profit organization hosts car shows and awareness events to raise money for and awareness about childhood cancer. For example, the organization hosts an annual Superhero Day in Athens, held in September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, to honor our youngest superheros who battle cancer. There are activities for all children throughout the day. The foundation is named in memory of Eli Williams who died from his battle with brain cancer.

Alabama Council Scout Executive, presenting Heart of an Eagle Awards to: Kristie and Vic Williams from Eli’s Block Party

The Decatur community recipient was Tim Smalley. Smalley is a longtime supporter of Scouting. Smalley became an Eagle Scout in 1973, has served as an assistant Scoutmaster, as chairperson of the Arrowhead District Committee, and in various offices with the Greater Alabama Council.

J.T. Dabbs, Greater Alabama Council Scout Executive, presenting Heart of an Eagle Awards to Tim Smalley

The guest speaker for the breakfast was Russ Pulley, an SEC official, retired FBI investigator and current Nashville Metro Council member. Pulley spoke about the impact Scouting has in his life and the importance of seeking each day to do the right thing for the right reason.

The breakfast is a fundraiser for the Arrowhead District of the Boy Scouts, which includes Limestone and Morgan counties.
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