EDWARDSVILLE – The Lewis and Clark Council of the Boy Scouts of America awarded Tom Holloway, President and CEO of the Bank of Edwardsville, with the Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Four Points by Sheraton in Fairview Heights.
The event, which was attended by more than 300 guests, recognized Holloway for his exceptional service to the community throughout his career and helped raise more than $40,000 to support Scouting programs for about 5,800 economically disadvantaged youth in communities like East St. Louis, Madison, Venice and Cahokia.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to individuals who exemplify Boy Scouts’ values. Recipients are selected by a committee of community leaders and past honorees. The theme for the event was “It’s a Wonderful Nite” and consisted of a “roast” of Holloway by five of his closest friends and colleagues, as well as a testimonial presented by Carlynda Coleman of Dunbar Elementary School, a partner school of the Boy Scouts of America.
Through the funds raised at this event, the Lewis and Clark Council will be able to provide a full-service program for 40 children in 2014. In order for the Lewis and Clark Council to provide one child with a summer camping experience, a Scouting uniform, and weekly program delivered by a Scouting staff, an investment of $1,000 is needed.