Reed wins Citizen of the Year at annual Growth Alliance banquet

William B. Carroll

The one secret award at the West Point Clay County Community Growth Alliance Banquet was definitely a shock for its recipient, local business owner Scott Reed, who took home Citizen of the Year Thursday night.
Reed said he originally was thinking of staying home, but Growth Alliance Director Lisa Klutts talked him into coming.
“You are all liars,” Reed said jokingly to Klutts and others who talked him into attending the event. “She (Klutts) told me to come here to give the Main Street awards. I almost didn’t come.”
Reed, who recently completed his term as Main Street President, said he was a little suspicious when current president Kristen Stevens got up to present the awards. Reed said he was shocked but appreciative of the honor.
“I enjoy everything I do for West Point and Clay County,” Reed said. “I feel like the Lord has called me to do something here in West Point.”
Reed, who owns Petal Pushers in downtown West Point, has also recently served as West Point/Clay County Community Arts Council President, West Point Main Street Association President and as President of Sally Kate Winters Family Services, according to the short biography read by Klutts.
See more winners in Sunday's Daily Times Leader.