At a special Wednesday luncheon at the Helena Country Club, the Kiwanis Club of Helena-West Helena honored 12-year-old Marvell resident Terry Bledsoe for a recent act of heroism.

At a special Wednesday luncheon at the Helena Country Club, the Kiwanis Club of Helena-West Helena honored 12-year-old Marvell resident Terry Bledsoe for a recent act of heroism.
Kiwanis President-elect Anne-Christine Bennett said, "Kiwanis awards one advocate for children in the community per month. Wednesday, the award is being presented with a small twist as the awardee will be a young man that we find more deserving of the award than any other, Terry Bledsoe."
In announcing the award, Bennett noted, "Mr. Bledsoe recently displayed a great act of bravery when he took quick action warning his neighbors that their home was on fire. The seventh grader accredits his school's fire safety measures for his actions."
The story of Bledsoe was recounted during Wednesday's luncheon and award presentation.
The youngster, who lives in Marvell, was outside playing basketball earlier this summer, when a fire broke out at a neighborhood home.  Bledsoe ran across the street, knocking on the doors, to warn residents of the situation.
Bledsoe was presented an award as well as $50 gift card and a gift basket.
Bennett said, "We are very proud of Mr. Bledsoe in awarding him as our Kiwanis Advocate of the Month."