Service Tree

The Service Tree Program began in 2015 and since that time, many deserving individuals have been awarded a Service Tree recognizing their volunteerism and contributions to the Lucas community. Below are  the individuals that have so graciously donated their time and efforts to the City of Lucas receiving a Service Tree in their honor.  Service Trees are awarded to the recipients each year at the City's annual Founders Day event.

2015 Recipients 

First Lucas City Council

Their Plaque Reads:

Service Tree Dedicated to
FIRST CITY COUNCIL OF LUCAS
Mayor Gene Biggs, Town Secretary and Treasurer O.E. Spurgin,
Constable Dale Spurgin, Joe Siler
H.E. Moore, Sr., and Kenneth Lewis
for their contributions to the City of Lucas

Past Mayor Rebecca Mark

Service Tree Dedicated to
REBECCA MARK
for her outstanding community service and commitment
to the City of Lucas

Charlie Gaines

Service Tree Dedicated to
CHARLIE GAINES
for the quality of life he has given to the City of Lucas
through the preservation of the Trinity Trail and his many years of
service to the community

Suzanne Christian Calton and Shirley Biggs Parker

Service Tree Dedicated to
SUZANNE CHRISTIAN CALTON and SHIRLEY BIGGS PARKER
for preserving the history of the Lucas community
through the Lucas Community School

2016 Recipients 

Don Kendall

Service Tree Dedicated to
DON KENDALL
for his commitment to the community through his work as a Councilmember,
and his many years of service and work with the North Texas Municipal Water District
that was a driving force in preserving the quality of life in Lucas.

Lee Bauer

Service Tree Dedicated to
LEE BAUER
for his passion, service and commitment to the Lucas community,
being a founding member of the Lucas Fire-Rescue Department,
and dedicating more than 40 years of service and dedication to the community.

2017 Recipients 

Founders Day was cancelled this year, and no recipients were awarded.

2018 Recipients 

Tracy Matern 

Service Tree Dedicated to
TRACY MATERN
for her service and commitment to the community through her work as a Parks and Open Space Board Member and past President of the Trinity Trails Preservation Association, and dedicating many hours documenting the history of Lucas and preserving our City’s rural lifestyle.

Tonda Frazier

Service Tree Dedicated to
TONDA FRAZIER
for her passion, service and commitment to the Lucas community,
serving as a member of the City Council and Founders Day Committee, initiating the City's recycling program, serving as newsletter editor for many years, commitment to open communication and government transparency, and serving as a leader to maintain the rural lifestyle we enjoy today.

2019 Recipients 

Lee Ford  

Service Tree Dedicated to
LEE FORD
for her work in preserving the historic Fitzhugh Cemetery, working with the North Texas Municipal Water District to preserve the quality of life in Lucas, and generously donating to the Fire-Rescue Department for a new ambulance.

Peggy Rusterholtz

Service Tree Dedicated to
PEGGY RUSTERHOLTZ
for being a devoted advocate in maintaining the City’s rural lifestyle through her leadership in the Comprehensive Plan, countless volunteer hours serving on five different boards, and dedicating over 30 years of service to the community.

2020 Recipients 

David Rhoads

Service Tree Dedicated to
DAVID RHOADS
for his commitment to the community through special events that creates a neighborhood connection, his kind demeanor putting the needs of others first, and his dedication and countless volunteer hours to the Parks Board, Friends of Lucas Fire-Rescue, and Fire-Rescue Rehabilitation Team.

Craig Zale

Service Tree Dedicated to
CRAIG ZALE
for his dedication and compassion to Lucas Fire-Rescue and the community, instrumental in bringing emergency medical services to Lucas, improving radio communications, the 911 alert system, and devoting over 23 years of service enriching the quality of life for so many.

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