Last week’s announcement that a new children’s park being developed by the Erwin Kiwanis Club will be named after the late Gene Price was wonderful news.
Not only was Gene Price a longtime and prominent member of the Erwin Kiwanis Club, he was also a valuable member of our community. He served for years on a number of important boards, including Erwin Utilities and the United Way.
As a club member, he was the only person from Erwin ever to be elected governor for the international service organization. He brought attention to Erwin and Unicoi County everywhere he went, and we could have had no better ambassador.
Gene Price, who worked as a professor at Milligan College before his retirement, had a strong intellect, but he never made anyone feel inferior. In fact, it was his infectious sense of humor that many still cherish.
No one could tell a story – or twist a tale – like Gene Price, and his kindness was evident in everything he did. That his name will be forever part of a new children’s park, one created by his beloved Kiwanis Club, will long be a testament to a good man who loved his community and went about every day making other people happy.