LAFAYETTE, La. - A meet and greet was held Monday for the Lafayette Civic Cup honoree.
Jerry Greig was selected this month to receive this year's Lafayette Civic Cup.
Greig was selected for the honor In recognition of a lifetime of humanitarian activity. The award ceremony will be November 12 at the organization's annual banquet at the Petroleum Club.
"Civic Cup started in 1933, first recipient Maurice Heymann," said Gary McGoffin, Civic Cup 2010 winner and president-elect. "Back then sponsored by Jaycees, now self-operated group. Twenty three living recipients right now get nominations from community, any citizen can be nominated and any can send in nominations. Living recipients go thru nominations and select winner for each year."
Subsequent recipients have included Richard Zuschlag, Madlyn Hilliard, Hank Perret, Dr. Ray Authement, Jewel Lowe, Paul Hilliard, Greg Davis, Ed Abel, Dr. Paul Azar, Jr., Kevin Moody, Gary McGoffin, Jim Prince, Clay Allen, Dr. Mary Neiheisel. and last year's honoree, Randy Haynie.
"When we look at them (nominations), for lack of a better term it really is a lifetime achievement award," said McGoffin. "It's usually not awarded for a single act or activity, although there could be a signature event involved. We look for people who are involved in the community. It reminds the community of the good people who are doing good things in the community. It's not just for the individual, although they do deserve it, it's more recognition of the good work going on throughout Lafayette. It's a good practice to recognize that, and to build a little momentum on that."