Hundreds of people rose to their feet Wednesday night as longtime Terrebonne resident Chuck Weaver Sr. was recognized as the parish’s most useful citizen.
As the former president and CEO of South Louisiana Bank, Weaver was known for his mentorship within the bank and his willingness to invest in the local community through business loans and donations.
He “worked tirelessly and selflessly” for the the parish after graduating from Terrebonne High School in 1965 and serving in the U.S. Army, said Jerry Ledet, the 2019 Most Useful Citizen award recipient.
“What an honor to be bestowed this,” said Weaver to the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce’s crowded banquet hall as he held his plaque.
He now holds the title of president emeritus and serves on the bank’s board in retirement. Over the years, he said he’s enjoyed watching others receive the award.
“You never dream of being a recipient,” he said, before looking over to where his son sat. He added that part of what made the night special was “little Chuck.”
Chuck Weaver Jr. recognized as the income chamber chairman for 2020 earlier in the evening, along with the rest of the incoming board.
Vandebilt Catholic High School senior Kate Bonvillian won the American Legion Teenager of the Year award, known for her community service and active participation on campus.
World War II veteran 96-year-old Norris Morvant was awarded the Eugene Folse Outstanding Veteran Award, earning multiple medals and working in the main…