A man who is a well-known member of the community and who has a reputation for giving was recognized for his generosity Thursday night.
Greg Knost was named as the Vidor Citizen of the Year at the Vidor Chamber of Commerce’s 57th Annual Membership Banquet on Thursday, Jan. 26, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall in Vidor.
Knost, the owner of Knost Electric, has a reputation for donating his time, equipment, expertise and funding and asks for nothing in return, including the spotlight.
However, Knost was visibly surprised by the announcement he had been selected as Citizen of the Year and grateful to those who considered him for the honor.
“This award isn’t about me,” Knost said. “I’ve got a family that is 100 percent behind me in everything I do, and that’s important. I’m just honored to have been chosen. It’s one of the best things to ever happen to me.”
The chamber also presented Adair Luker, owner of the Vidor Vidorian newspaper, with a special recognition award for her years of dedication to the community through various endeavors.
Lynn Picard, owner of Dustbusters in Vidor, was selected as the Chamber Member of the Year.
Johnnie Andrus will serve a third year as president of the Vidor Chamber of Commerce and announced she has big plans for her next term as she wants to work closely with Vidor city officials to create a marketing plan for the city and Conn Park, which is now being developed.
She also announced two new additions, musicians Kevin Adams and Raymond L. Morace Jr., to the Walk of Fame, which is located in the concrete walkways surrounding Vidor City Hall.
Directors for 2012 include Weldon Peveto, Orange County Constable (Precinct 4); Jane Stevenson, Advocates for Children, Inc.; Claudia Duhon, Wal-Mart; Scott Moore, Moore Electric; Terry Woodard, Kommercial Kitchen; Johnathan Stevenson, Stevenson Water Well Drilling; Dickey Woodard and Jody Woodard, Floor Connection.