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Zachry named distinguished citizen by Arlington Kiwanis Club

Eilene and Glen Zachry of Cuz Concrete are honored as distinguished citizens by the Arlington Kiwanis Club on Oct. 1. - Courtesy photo.
Eilene and Glen Zachry of Cuz Concrete are honored as distinguished citizens by the Arlington Kiwanis Club on Oct. 1.
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SMOKEY POINT — The Arlington Kiwanis Club installed their officers for the coming year and presented their distinguished citizen award to Glen Zachry of Cuz Concrete during their annual banquet at the Medallion Hotel in Smokey Point on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Glen Zachry was accompanied by his wife Eilene and several other family members as he received this award, which was presented by the Arlington Kiwanis Club's incoming President Elect Terry Marsh.

"Glen and Eilene worked together for 36 years to build Cuz Concrete into the company that is today," Marsh said. "It is a highly respected, family-owned business that has its roots in the local community."

In April of 2005, Glen and Eilene sold their interest in the business to their youngest son Wayne Zachry, who has been with Cuz Concrete since 1971, and to Wayne's two oldest sons, Aaron and Brandon Zachry, who have been with Cuz Concrete since 1984 and 1990, respectively.

"Glen and Eilene's contributions and influence will continue to be reflected in the way the company is run by Wayne, Aaron and Brandon," Marsh said.

Among the contributions to the community that Marsh credited Glen Zachry with were donating to the Arlington Kiwanis Club auction, sponsoring the Great Stilly Duck Dash, assisting the Downtown Arlington Business Association in installing the clock on Olympic Avenue adjacent to Legion Park, helping the Arlington School District with its bleachers and welding and shop areas, making benches and markers for Centennial Trail, as well as markers for the Arlington Garden Club, and partnering with the city of Arlington for special projects.

That evening also saw the induction of Crystal Knight as president, Marsh as president elect, George Boulton as secretary and Jim Chase as treasurer for the Arlington Kiwanis Club. Boulton then stepped down as the Kiwanis' District Lieutenant Governor.

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