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Hodges councilman honored with reception

By Staff
Melissa Cason
HODGES- The Town of Hodges held a reception honoring a longtime town council member who will no longer be a part of the council.
Raymond Cantrell was presented with a plaque by Mayor Ed Crouch during the reception held at the Senior Center Monday night.
Cantrell served on the Hodges council for 38 years, and was recently recognized by the Alabama League of Municipalities for this service of 30 plus years.
"It's been an honor to serve with your for the past 20 years," Crouch said.
Some of the things Hodges has accomplished over the past 38 years include the park, senior center, and expanded water system.
Crouch told the group that he appreciated the support he received from Cantrell over the years.
"He's been here through the good and the bad, and I appreciate that," Crouch said. "I am proud to have served with him."
Cantrell was defeated by one vote in the Aug. 26 election. It was the first time Cantrell had been defeated.
Cake and punch was served during the small reception. Cantrell attended the reception with wife of 61 years, Vela.
Council members Terry Petree, Shirley Holland, and David Nichols also attended the reception.
The new council will take over in November.