Logan Hickman, chairman of the eleventh annual Boy Scouts of America Campbell County Good Scout Award Dinner, is pleased to announce that the 2018 honoree is long time Campbell County resident Sterling Haskel (Hack) Ayers. Hack Ayers is a country auctioneer from Stinking Creek, Tennessee. This yearly ceremony and dinner will occur at the Ball Farm Event Center, 2107 General Carl W. Stiner Highway, LaFollette on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM. The money raised at the event will support Campbell County scouting in 2018. This yearly dinner has evolved into Campbell County’s premier recognition banquet.

Hack Ayers is a life-long resident of Campbell County. A graduate of Jacksboro High School in 1954, he was class president and captain of the football team. He has been the owner and operator of Ayers Real Estate and Auction for over 60 years. A life-long realtor and auctioneer, Hack has served as president of the Tennessee Auctioneers Association and is a member of its Hall of Fame. He is also past president and member of the National Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame. Hack has served the state and community in various capacities. He was the Campbell County Clerk for four years and served as our Tennessee State Representative from 1966 to 1970. He has also served on the board of the Museum of Appalachia and on the board of four community banks. He is an active member of the LaFollette Church of God. He is also a charter member of the South Campbell County Rotary Club. In 2015, he published his autobiography, Hills, Deals, and Stills. Hack and his wife, Tomi, have been married 62 years. They have three children, seven grandchildren, and six (soon to be seven) great grandchildren.

Mr. Ayers’ three daughters, Debra Nelson, Traci Dower, and Codi Provins, will share the speaker duties. Hack’s great nephew and Eagle Scout, Noah Smith, will serve as the master of ceremonies. Nineteen Campbell County citizens will serve as table hosts.

Peoples Bank of the South is proud to underwrite the dinner’s expense for the eleventh year. The bank understands the hugely important impact scouting has on the boys and girls of Campbell County.

The previous award recipients are Mr. Edward Balloff, Mrs. Juanita Baird, Colonel Tommy C. Stiner, the five Baird brothers, General Carl W. Stiner, the Campbell County Honor Guard, Mr. Lansden E. Hill, the Campbell County High School football team coaching staff, Mr. Mike Malicote, and Mr. John T. Reynolds.