David Bush named Salisbury Civitan Club’s Good Samaritan of the Year

Published 4:36 pm Monday, April 20, 2015

Civitan Club of Salisbury

For his dedication to the needs of others, the Civitan Club of Salisbury named David L. Bush its Good Samaritan of the Year. Civitan Mark Curran presented the award and listed a few of Bush’s many good deeds.

“This year’s nominee is a man of God who ministers to those who are generally marginalized and invisible to the rest of the world. He is involved with at-risk youth and the Yokefellow Prison Ministry in Lexington and Salisbury. Two or three nights a week, he goes into the prison and ministers to those who are in need. Every other Sunday, he invites an inmate into his home for a home-cooked Sunday dinner,” Curran said.

Attending the April 16 ceremony with Bush was Mary Thomas, the person who nominated him, Larry Peeler, his mentor, and Lynette Marion.

This is the 43rd year of the Salisbury Civitan’s Good Samaritan award. Four previous winners attended the April 16 ceremony: 2003 winner Melba Hunter, 2008 winner Lee Wagoner, 2010 winner Carolyn Barker and 2012 winner Dr. Jim Duncan.

Good Samaritan Committee Chairman John Whitfield introduced Rabbi Andrew Vogel Ettin, spiritual leader of Temple Israel in Salisbury. Ettin, professor emeritus at Wake Forest University, spoke on the topic, “Is There Anything in It for Me?”

The Civitan Club of Salisbury is a volunteer organization with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities. For more information on the Civitan Club of Salisbury, contact Publicity Chairman Pete Prunkl at 704-633-9641.