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Pam Rudd Celebrates 50 Years with Parks & Recreation

On January 27, 2021, during an intimate ceremony, local icon Pam Rudd was recognized for 50 years on the job with the Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Department. 

The socially-distanced and masked celebration, which took place on Rudd Court at the Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville, included a presentation of a key to the city by Hopkinsville Mayor Wendell Lynch, Proclamation from Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble to declare Jan. 28, 2021 as Pam Rudd Day in Hopkinsville and Christian County, and a crystal trophy to commemorate the milestone anniversary, presented by Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Superintendent Tab Brockman. Comments were also given by Hopkinsville Public Works Director Mike Perry and fellow Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator Toby Hudson, as well as Rudd herself. 

The entire ceremony, which was streamed live on the Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Facebook page, can be viewed here. Brockman encouraged viewers to leave comments or even recorded videos on the video post to congratulate Ms. Rudd on this incredible achievement. Rudd, who is known affectionately as “The Queen,” began her Parks & Rec tenure on Jan. 2, 1971.