Terry Leasure (left) stands with his framed proclamation after receiving it from Circleville Mayor Don McIlroy (right) during the Park Board meeting Wednesday evening.

CIRCLEVILLE — The City of Circleville presented honors to one resident who had over 30 years of dedicated service to the city’s youth.

Terry Leasure was honored with a proclamation from Circleville Mayor Don McIlroy Wednesday evening at the city’s park board meeting for his numerous activities over the years helping youth athletics in various ways.

McIlroy said those accomplishments included 38 years serving on the park board, 23 years with CGTV-5, coaching basketball at Circleville, 32 years as president of the Pickaway County Pee-Wee Football, in which he’s been a coach for 44 years.

“Terry has been a member of this community for all his life,” McIlroy said. “I wanted to take this opportunity to present Terry with this proclamation.”

McIlroy, reading from the proclamation, said Leasure served the city with pride and is deserving of the recognition.

“During the course of Terry’s service he has given his time to the city of Circleville and been an asset to all,” McIlroy said before declaring Wednesday June 5, 2019 Terry Leasure Day in the City of Circleville.

“We appreciate everything you’ve done,” McIlroy added. “Everything you do is for the youth of this community.

Leasure spoke briefly, getting choked up midway through. He gave credit to his wife, who he has been married to since after high school for “putting up with my time away from home.”

“I just love doing this for the kids and for the city,” he said. “I have great kids and I have a great family. Thank you for this.”

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