(WHITE PIGEON) – Two people who have been extremely active around White Pigeon received a special recognition over the weekend.
Adele Gray and Dan Cropsey were named the White Pigeon Citizens Of The Year. The announcement was made during an intermission of the first 2014 Summertime Tunes concert.
Gray is a life-long White Pigeon resident. She and her husband founded Gray Brothers Stamping, which she continues to own.
It was Gray and her husband Everett who were the major contributors to the football stadium at White Pigeon High School that bears his name. She also started the Adele M. Gray Fund through the White Pigeon Area Community Foundation. The fund has been able to make contributions to many programs.
Cropsey moved to White Pigeon 40 years ago. Over the years he has served as a member of the White Pigeon Parks and Recreation Board, the Village Council and as the boys varsity basketball coach.
Cropsey currently is the Vice President of the White Pigeon Board of Education. In addition, he is the President, CEO and Director of Great Lakes Realty Services.