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December 12, 2013

Duncan area Realtors honored at luncheon

DUNCAN — Duncan Association of Realtors celebrated those who have made 2013 Christmas Luncheon, including a father and son duo.

Grant Perkins had the pleasure of passing the presidential gavel to his father Keith Perkins this year. Both men also received prestigious awards during the annual event Wednesday afternoon at First Christian Church.

Grant was named the 2013 Realtor of the Year. A Duncan native, Grant is the third generation of Perkins to work for Perkins Insurance and Realty.

“It has been a learning experience,” said Grant. “I now have a lot of knowledge to fall back on.”

Lifetime Member awards were given to two Realtors, one of whom was Keith. He has been in the real estate business for 1983 and is the owner/broker of Perkins Insurance and Realty. Keith also served as president of the Association in 1987. He has served on numerous boards and committees within the Association, as well as in the community.

The second Lifetime Member award was given to Sheryl Spradling, owner/broker of Kay’s Real Estate. She has been in the industry since 1980 and was president of the Association in 1989. Spradling is also heavily involved within the Association and the community.

“I look forward to all the great things going on,” she said.

The fourth presentation given was for the Joe Wood Award, which is in memory of Wood. It is given to someone who is community oriented, both in and outside the profession, and has traits of integrity, positive attitude in their character and a genuine concern for their fellow beings.

This year, the award was given to Brian Fisher.

“I didn’t know Joe but everything I’ve heard of him makes me with I had known him,” Fisher said. “Thank you all so much.”

This annual event is a time for members of DAR to celebrate the year’s accomplishments in local real estate, induct new officers and recognize outstanding Realtors. Entertainment was provided by Loisdawn Jones, director of the Duncan Convention and Visitors Bureau, who lead a color personality test.  A meal was catered by First Christian Church.

Officers inducted for 2014 were: Keith Perkins, president; Katy Iverson, vice president; Darren Bridges, president elect; Kelli Harman, secretary/treasurer; Tracy Atkinson, secretary/treasurer elect; Sheryl Spradling, state director and two year director; Janet Casselberry, Spanky Davis, Theresa Riggs, all three year directors; Debbie Lynn Benton, Renee Hoover-Payton, both two year directors; Dale Evans, Brenda Knabe and Teresa Young, all one year directors.

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