Don Willis, former multi-term president and selfless supporter of the sister city relationship with Port-Vendres, France, was awarded the Quintilla Prize at ceremonies during our annual Bastille Day Celebration at the Riverwalk Restaurant July 14. Don was honored for his many efforts on behalf of Sister Cities Yorktown, including taking the organization to a new level of fundraising for our citizen and student exchanges. Don has visited Port-Vendres twice, and he has entertained French delegations in his home. Our “Mr. Yorktown” has been, and continues to be, an ideal ambassador in support of our mutual vision and mission. The silver medal, initiated in 2012 in honor of Simone and Antoinette Quintilla, was presented by SCY Vice President Deborah Marquardt, and Shirley Estes of the Quintilla Prize Committee.

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