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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Who's Your #GnomeTownHero?

Jason Pace

While most members of the Davidson community continue adjusting to working from home to abide by the county and state stay at home orders, there are still people who are considered essential employees, and they leave home each day to answer the call of duty. These community members might work at a local restaurant, they might staff the grocery store in town, or they might work as a first responder. While their roles as essential employees certainly classify them as a #GnomeTownHero, we recently heard a story from within our own ranks in the Town of Davidson Public Works Department that we knew we needed to share. 

Last week, Streets Crew Leader Jason Pace (pictured) was at lunch in Cornelius and saw someone in need of a meal, which Jason provided on his own dime.  On a separate occasion, Jason ran into the person again and voluntarily gave the person a sleeping bag, some toilet paper, a reusable bag in which to carry items, and a life straw. 

Not only does Jason serve his community every day by making sure Davidson is a safe, clean place to live, work, and play, but Jason’s generous heart and his gifts of time and goods proves he’s a true #GnomeTownHero outside of his role with the town as well!

Know someone else you think deserves the title of #GnomeTownHero? Post their photo and why they’ve earned it on Facebook or Instagram. Use the hashtag #GnomeTownHero, and tag @townofdavidson in your post! No social media? Email the photo and story to Amanda Preston at

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