John J. Hebert, Sr. Day of Giving Proclamation
Since the publication of the story on John J. Hebert, Sr. in the Jan 14, 2021 edition of The Vindicator, the staff has had numerous people refer to the story and recount their memories about this giant of a man.
Quite a few have testified to being the recipients of the famous floral arrangements and Whitman’s chocolates he was so fond of giving.
Without a doubt, many community members were touched by Mr. John J. Hebert’s incredible giving spirit, who died in October.
After reading a story in The Liberty Vindicator’s Club News Page last month about Hebert’s life, Cyndie Abshire of CPS, who worked with Mr. Hebert to help children, was moved to request that Liberty County Judge J. Knight make a special proclamation. Mrs. Abshire asked and, of course, was granted permission to use the words from the story in her proclamation.
Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Liberty County Commissioners Court, the proclamation was read and presented to the family by Liberty County Judge Jay Knight. The Vindicator staff joins the Hebert family and all friends as we look forward to planning activities to commemorate this “Day of Giving” in the coming years.
Many are looking forward to helping with next year’s “Day of Giving” in honor of Hebert. Everyone is exceptionally grateful to Judge Knight for making the proclamation honoring the community icon.