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Dennis Barron wins service award from club

By Staff | Nov 12, 2010

The Shepherdstown Rotary Club presented its annual Vocational Service Award to Dennis Barron, executive vice president and chief operations officer of Jefferson Security Bank.

The award is given each fall to an outstanding community member who embodies values and principles that Rotary values, primarily service above self.

Rotarian Holly Morgan Frye made the presentation to Barron at the club’s Nov. 2 breakfast meeting at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown.

Frye said that Barron’s long record of community service “provides us and our community with instruction and guidance in the way we should all be in our everyday lives.”

A native of Shepherdstown, Barron graduated from Shepherd University in 1973, and began working at Jefferson Security Bank in 1974.

In his youth, he was an outstanding member of the Jefferson County 4-H, receiving that organization’s highest recognitions for young members, and he has been very active in 4-H ever since.

Barron’s family farm was located on Route 45 just west of town, where the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department and new Jefferson Security Bank branch office are located.

Barron’s other awards and recognitions include a Citizen of the Year award from the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and induction into the West Virginia 4-H Hall of Fame.