Covell & Brinley Awards

A Davis Tradition Since 1944

Dean & janice labadie - 1996 (covell)

The Labadies are both enthusiastic contributors to Davis:  

—Regularly donate flowers, decorations for local events, fundraisers 

—Own 30+ long tables that they regularly lend for use at fundraisers, they allow organizations to use their commercial refrigerators to store large perishable items for fundraisers.  Dean helps with heavy deliveries

—Chamber members:  both active

—Soroptist International: Janice currently president

—Rotary:  Dean is an active member

—Davis Art Center Board:  Dean is past president

—Davis Farmers’ Market Board, Dean first nonfarmer president 

—Tub Tones:  Dean plays banjo, and Janice plays washboard and is lead vocalist.  They donate hundreds of hours playing for free at events and fundraisers to help support various organizations

—Dinner at the Dump:  hand out carnations to everyone attending

—Promotional Halloween Dance:  For 2-3 years, they single-handedly put on a huge dance/costume party to promote the malls

—Beer Booth at Farmers’ Market, basically responsibile for three years


Awards presented at the Chamber Dinner January 18, 1997, University Club