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Man of the year: Kiwanis Club honors Pat Wolfe

Above, Pat Wolfe shows off his award Saturday night. Wolfe was the recipient of Kiwanian of the Year Award presented at the Kiwanis “Dining & Dancing for Kids” event at the McKinney Center.


H&T Correspondent

Pat Wolfe is no stranger to a good deed, but not all good deeds go unnoticed. After years of service to his community, his company and his country, Pat Wolfe’s name will forever mark a legacy of recognizing exceptional service acts.

The Pat Wolfe Service award was officially established and presented during the Kiwanis “Dining and Dancing for Kids” charity event hosted at the Mckinney Center Saturday, Nov. 9. This award was given to one of Kiwanis’ most prominent and influential members, Pat Wolfe, who has been involved in the club for 22 years.

Pat Wolfe, left, receives the award from his son, Kelly Wolfe.

Pat Wolfe’s son, Kelly Wolfe, had the pleasure of presenting his father with this prestigious award, explaining how he had truly embodied what the club envisions to be an authentic representation of what the club is and stands for.      

“Tonight, the Kiwanis club of Jonesborough is establishing a service award,” Kelly Wolfe said. “They have decided that in the spirit of kicking off this award that they want to establish it in the name of one of their members who has made an outstanding contribution. We’re going to think about the kind of person who would win the Kiwanis of the Year award and establish the Pat Wolfe Service Award.”

From growing up in a rural environment that valued helping people, to going on and serving his country as a second lieutenant in the Vietnam War, Pat Wolfe has never stopped striving to serve in every stage of his life, his son said. This ambition continued as he became a very active member in the Kiwanis Club of