Young Amelia resident has been named Citizen of the Year

It began at a Native American Powwow Jan. 25, 2008, when Cameron Williams, then age 9, drew some pictures and sold them to raise money for veterans. She raised $38 that day for the local VFW and since that time, she has raised more than $4,500.

Williams, now 11, is a resident of Amelia and has switched from drawing pictures to creating custom jewelry. In May 2008, she named her project W.O.L.F. (Warriors Open Lines of Freedom).

“Cameron has been honored by many local and state officials, such as county commissioner Bob Proud, Congresswoman Jean Schmidt, Senator Tom Niehaus, and the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission,” said Mayor Leroy Ellington in his letter of recommendation to the recreation commission.