Melanie Hogin of Charlotte has been selected as the CASA of Dickson County’s “2020 Champion for Children.”
“When most of us were hunkered down this spring during the depths of the quarantine, Melanie wasn’t. She was out seeing the children she was charged with serving as an elementary school social worker for Dickson County,” CASA Board Chairman Meagan Frazier Grosvenor said. “Just because they were not coming to school didn’t mean they would be going without. She went to them. She made sure they had what they needed and their families too. From diapers to food and small toys, she was serving them even when that meant she might be putting herself at risk.”
Hogin fought back tears as she accepted the award. She is married to Randy Hogin with three children Kohl, Molly and Maycie.
CASA of Dickson County awarded Luanne Greer of Dickson with the “Emma Hall Community Service Award.” Greer was elected Dickson County Clerk for her third four-year term in 2018.
Prior to her election she served as Dickson County’s Administrator of Elections for 12 years. Luanne is a 1975 graduate of Dickson County High School and a 1979 graduate of Austin Peay State University with a degree in accounting and business administration.
She is a member of the NAACP and serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Tennessee Association of County Clerks.
“With all that is happening in the world, we want to celebrate the good and highlight those who are pushing through even when times get tough because that is when we really need each other the most,” CASA Board member Paul Orgain said.
CASA of Dickson County provides trained community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who come to the attention of Juvenile Court primarily as a result of abuse or neglect. There is a current need for volunteers. If interested contact www.casadicksoncounty.org or (615) 509-5501.