Presidential award for Morey’s employee

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THE WILDWOODS -- On Aug. 23, Tarence L. Smith, an associate at Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Waterparks, received the President’s Call to Service Award. The award recognizes lifetime achievement in volunteer outreach of a minimum of two years and 4000 hours of community service.

The award is presented in cooperation with the Corporation for National & Community Service and USA Freedom Corps. The award cites more than 14 years of "making a difference" in the lives of the youth of New Jersey and the United States.

“We are grateful for Tarence's community-based ethos and find him to be an inspiration for Morey's Piers own community based initiatives,” said Will Morey, president and CEO of Morey’s Piers.

Smith is active in the New Jersey Elks Peer Leadership Conference, the Hugh O'Brien Leadership program and is the only student from Gloucester County to ever be elected governor at the American Legion program known as Boys State. He serves as a member of staff and advisor to that program and others.

According to a statement from Morey’s Piers, Smith uses his personality and ability to relate to young people as a staff trainer for Morey's Piers. The award came upon the approval and with a commendation letter from the White House signed by President Barack Obama.

Award recipients will be permanently mentioned in the Presidential Library of the awarding president. Making the presentation is William J. Oakley, past state president of the New Jersey State Elks Association.

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