Lifetime New Lenox resident Mark Batson was honored with an appreciation award by the .
The award, a bronze firefighter statue, was presented to Mr. Batson By Fire Chief Jon Mead and President of the Trustees Roy "Skip" Minger on Dec. 22, 2011, at his home.
"He has supported the fire district with sizeable donations and we wanted to pay tribute to that," stated Chief Mead.
Mr. Batson is the President of the New Lenox Historical Society and has been involved with the New Lenox Community for years.
"His support of the fire district and this community is not a surprise", stated Minger, "but we wanted to show our appreciation for all the support he continues to contribute."
When presented the award, Mr. Batson humbly stated "he just appreciated the fire district for the care they provide and respects the job the firefighters do everyday."