Sparks Presents Award to Rutherford County Adult Activity Center Client

Posted: May 23, 2011

Representative Mike Sparks recently recognized Dannie Mastin of the Rutherford County Adult Activity Center, a United Way partner agency, for his “commendable work ethic and determined spirit”.

Mastin has been deaf and blind since birth. Despite these obstacles, Mastin works two jobs—one at Rutherford Industries and another folding pizza boxes at Papa John’s in Murfreesboro.

Representative Mike Sparks presented Dannie Mastin of The Rutherford County Adult Activity Center with an official State of Tennessee Certificate of Recognition.

Representative Mike Sparks presented Dannie Mastin of The Rutherford County Adult Activity Center with an official State of Tennessee Certificate of Recognition.

Sparks continued, “I’m very impressed with the Rutherford County Adult Activity Center and the good work that they’re doing here and the difference they’re making in many lives. And I appreciate Papa John’s for their work with Dannie.”

Zane Greer, from Papa John’s at Old Fort on Cason Lane, was present for the recognition and says Dannie is a model employee and an inspiration. “He just gets to work. We never have to wonder if it’s getting done. He’s very efficient. We’ve seen him assemble 1,065 boxes in three hours. And his boxes don’t come apart—every movement of his hands is making sure it stays together. He really cares about what he’s doing.”

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