Corry Community Foundation

Corry businessman receives community award

Oct 30, 2013 | Posted in News

By Stephen Sears, The Corry Journal
Published: October 30, 2013

Dave Sample doesn't serve the Corry Community for the glory.

"You don't do it for recognition," said Sample, a businessman who owns Corry Lumber True Value in Corry among other ventures. "If I can help out, I'll do it. If you expect something out of it, you're doing it for the wrong reason."

The Corry Community Foundation believes it has all the right reasons for presenting Sample with its 2013 Community Service Award. The honor was presented during the Foundation's grant award reception Tuesday at the Corry Higher Education Council building.

"If you go anywhere in the community, he is involved," Foundation Vice Chairman Chip Colwell said. "When something goes haywire, it seems he is one of the first people to be called."

Sample is a lifelong Corry resident who loves his hometown.

"I chose to never leave," Sample said.

Sample serves on the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority's board of directors and works hard to make sure money gets channeled back to Corry, Colwell said.

He has served on numerous boards in Corry, including the Corry Community Development Corp. and the Corry Area Industrial Development Corp.

"He also actively supports local organizations, such as the hi-ed center, the Corry YMCA and the Corry Community Foundation," Colwell said. "He is very involved with a lot of people."

Sample said he wouldn't have it any other way.

"I'm humbled," Sample said. "Corry is a great place."

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