Two elementary students in Webster County are among winners that took part in creating posters to show their appreciation to public employees during the annual Public Service Recognition Week poster contest.
State officials indicate the 6-9 age group winner was Paige Rakestraw and the 10-13 age group winner was Mary Kate Rakestraw. Both young ladies attend Dixon Elementary School in Slaughters.
The girls were recognized by Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen and Personnel Cabinet Secretary Dinah Bevington who praised the work of the school students throughout the state who are learning about civic responsibility and public service and who have shown appreciation to public employees by participating in the annual poster contest.
Lieutenant Governor Luallan and Secretary Bevington also praised the work and dedication of Kentucky’s public employees at a recent ceremony at the Capitol in Frankfort.
A national celebration that began in 1985, Public Service Recognition Week is set aside to honor the men and women who serve as federal, state, county and local government employees.
Activities and events that recognize public employees are planned throughout this week, including the Governor’s Ambassador Awards Ceremony, planned for Wednesday at the Convention Center. State officials say this annual event showcases state employees who positively impact the lives of others. Awards are presented in the areas of customer service, courage, leadership, professional achievement, teamwork and community service and volunteerism.
In a news release Secretary Bevington invites all Kentuckians to join them in saying thank you for the care, dedication and hard work our public servants deliver.