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Wes Shook and Jim Shook, Sr. Win Grand Marquis de Lafayette Award


A note from Charlie Shook announcing some very exciting news: At yesterday evening’s Greater Lafayette Commerce Annual Dinner at the Purdue Memorial Union Ballroom, Wes and Jim, Sr. were presented with the organization’s highest award recognizing long term and meaningful service to the community, the Grand Marquis de Lafayette Award. The presentation of the award was touching and a short video was played that captured both of their personalities. Here is an excerpt from the press release that was distributed to the media this evening. “The organization’s highest honor, the Grand Marquis de Lafayette Award, was given to two brothers, James Shook Sr. and Wesley Shook, lifelong residents of the community. The award was instituted in 1985 to honor those who contribute extensive service to the community; it has now been given 44 times. “Throughout their real estate careers and even in retirement, both Jim and Wes have volunteered their time for arts, business and community organizations, continually caring about their hometown and finding ways to be part of its growth and betterment,” said Joseph Seaman, president and CEO of Greater Lafayette Commerce.” Robert Shook (my great grandfather) is quoted as saying “do right by your community and your community will do right by you”. His words continue to ring true today. Sincerely, Charlie Shook

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