TAMPA - The State of Florida has recognized one of our own.
Zannie Mount, program coordinator at ABC Action News, received the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service award for his lifelong commitment to community service in the Tampa Bay area.
Governor Rick Scott presented Mount with the award at the opening of the 110th annual Florida State Fair on Thursday morning.
Mount said he is overwhelmed by the honor, but hopes it will inspire others to give back.
"When I see that we reach out and touch people's lives, that makes it all worth while," said Mount. "I encourage everyone that can. It only takes just a small amount of your time each week, but it makes a huge difference."
He was nominated for the Service Award by United Way Suncoast.