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Editor's note: "Getting to know our community" is a new regular feature in the Star. Each person has a story to share, hobbies, experiences and wisdom learned from life. The Star is reaching out to people in the Lake County area of all ages and walks of life to interview. If readers would like to suggest a local area resident, or someone who works in the county to share their story, email Shanna Avery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SWEETWATER TWP. — When one thinks of someone stepping up for the community and causes they believe in, it is no surprise Paul Bigford, of Sweetwater Township, was recently chosen for a legacy award from the Mason/Lake Conservation District. In fact, over the many years, Bigford could be seen, often in charge, on many county and area boards — doing what he can to make a difference in four main areas: Education, adventure/youth, public service and environment.