Bell shines as community star

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Community Star

   PRIEST RIVER —You might not know who Gary Bell is if you live under a rock.

   The community do-gooder was honored this past Friday as the newest community star. The program by Panhandle State Bank recognizes a community member that exemplifies excellent community leadership.    Nominations are taken from the community and then voted upon.

Panhandle donates $1,000 in the winner’s name and Bell chose the Priest River Food Bank to receive this year’s funds.

   Bell was nominated by Terri Ivie who listed his many affiliations and accomplishments within Priest River in just a short span of time. These include: Happy Agers, soup kitchen, Relay for Life, Chamber board member, Lion’s President, Rotary member, Knights of Columbus, PRIDE, Advocates for Women advisory board, Hospice volunteer and counselor extraordinaire, Community newsletter, and so much more.

   “I would like to thank the bank and also the other nominees. Many people give a lot to make this a better place to live. There are three people that inspire me to do the things I do. Leonard Parenteau for his wisdom, Nadine Parker for her courage and Terri Ivie for her energy. I take something from all of them and admire the trio and they keep me going and inspire me so much,” said Bell. “Thank you everyone for this honor,” he added.

   In the nomination letter, Ivie stated “Gary is a true asset to the community. I don’t know anyone that attends almost all the community events and works so hard and gives his time, money and support to everything worthwhile and what makes this a great place to live. He is one of a kind.”

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