Given to an area resident who best represents the spirit of Ohio on Ohio's birthday, the award was presented in the 48th annual prayer breakfast in an annual event since 1967 by the Chillicothe Kiwanis Club and the Ross County Ministerial Association.
While his great-grandchildren frolicked afterward, Frank Hirsch corrected the label he often gets as an officeholder - he said he prefers to be known as a public servant, setting the politics aside when the campaign is over.
He said he wished Washington was that way.
Becoming County Commissioner in 1988 was the result of Frank Hirsch's first big campaign...but in doing so he helped manage something he helped build, the Ross County Law Enforcement Center at Paint and Seconds streets.
Hirsch suggested the best method to be a public servant: put family first...then the community becomes your extended family.
Second Congressional District U.S Representative Brad Wenstrup gave the political presentation, pointing out faith and Christianity in various founding documents and political speeches.
Hirsh also listed what condition the fruit crop appear to be after this winter - listen to the audio below!
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