COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – For nearly two decades, he was the face of the Columbus Better Business Bureau. Leonard Crain's tenure came to an end last year when faced with a major health scare.
During the BBB Torch Awards presentation Thursday, Leonard Crain received recognition for his many years of service.
Multiple awards were handed out including the Integrity Award presented to Anthony Jones from Augusta, Georgia.
Jones is a garbage collector for Advanced Disposal, who came across an envelope with $8,500. Jones found the envelope among a customer's trash and felt the honorable thing to do was return the money to its rightful owner.
"Where we work, they instill in us to serve our customers and do the right thing, make sure that they're well taken care of - no matter what happens, just continue to do that. It was an easy task for me to do- it wasn't hard or anything, so, it's just how I was brought up," said Anthony Jones, Winner of the BBB Integrity Award.
Jones' family was invited to the ceremony at the Columbus Trade and Convention Center. Jones told the crowd this is one lesson he hopes his children will remember for a long time.
Our very own Chuck Leonard emceed the event.