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Whatley commends Crouch for years of community service

Published 12:21pm Friday, March 30, 2012

Jackson’s Gap resident and Lake Martin Garage owner Mike Crouch recently received a commendation from Senator Tom Whatley for his community service.

Crouch who opened Lake Martin Garage in 1993, has participated for the last several years in Tow for Life, which is a AAA public service program that provides free towing services to AAA members and non-members alike to keep impaired drivers off the road from New Year’s Eve to New Year’s Day.

Crouch said he feels honored to have received such a commendation for his work throughout the Jackson’s Gap community and Tallapoosa County.

“I’m thankful that somebody recognized what I do, and it shows appreciation for what I’ve done,” Crouch said. “I’ve never gotten anything like this before so I’m very proud of it.”

Crouch said he couldn’t believe when he received the resolution from the Alabama State Senate for his commendation.

Sen. Whatley wrote a brief letter to thank Crouch for his community service.

“I am writing to express my joy for your achievements,” Whatley wrote. “If there is anything that I can do to support you in my legislative capacities please do not hesitate to call.”

The following is Resolution No. 12-134 filed with the Senate of Alabama on February 21, 2012, in honor of Crouch, signed by Patrick Harris, Secretary of State:

“Whereas, highest commendation is herein conveyed to Mike Crouch in recognition of his dedicated community service; and

“Whereas, Mr. Crouch is the owner of Lake Martin Garage and is a participant in the American Automobile Association’s Tow for Life Program, which is designed to help avoid the danger and high cost of Driving Under the Influence by providing free towing services on New Year’s Eve to both members and nonmembers of AAA; and

“Whereas, through the years, Mr. Crouch has earned respect throughout the Lake Martin area as a model of good citizenship, and he is truly deserving of special recognition; now therefore,

“Be it resolved by the Senate of the Legislature of Alabama, that Mike Crouch is most highly honored and commended, and this resolution is offered in admiration and appreciation to him for his community service through participation in the worthy Tow for Life Program of the American Automobile Association, which seeks to keep impaired drivers off the road during the dangerous New Year’s Eve period.”