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Groups Pay Tribute To Cassada

R. Kenneth Cassada took center stage Thursday evening when members of the William M. Tuck Airport Commission and the Halifax County Board of Supervisors honored the county native for his years of service to the county and Town of South Boston. “Be it resolved, the Halifax County Board of Supervisors hereby extends to Mr. R. Kenneth Cassada its appreciation for his dedication and faithful service to the citizens of Halifax County,” stated a resolution of commendation presented to Cassada Thursday evening.

The resolution also touted the county native for providing outreach when needed as a faithful member of Main Street United Methodist Church.

In addition, Cassada was recognized for serving his country with honor as an F-86 jet pilot in the U. S. Air Force and as a pilot for the Virginia National Guard.

Cassada demonstrated his interest in advancing local aviation through his 11 years of service on the William M. Tuck Airport Commission, according to Airport Commission President Ronnie Vaughan, who presented Cassada with a plaque Thursday evening.

Owner and operator of the Halifax County Farmers Service Center for many years, Cassada was recognized for serving the needs of the farming community as well as other county citizens.

“Mr. Cassada’s abiding interest in the farming community was evident by his membership on a number of committees throughout the years that included the Land Use Task Force and his 18 year Hall of Fame membership on the Old Dominion Resource Conservation and Development Council,” the resolution states.

“Mr. Cassada’s strides to promote local economic development were substantiated by his willingness to chair the Economic Development Council and his past work with the initial Cornerstone Program to redevelop downtown South Boston,” also were achievements recognized in the resolution.