Preston Lacy may be a nationally known writer, comedian, stunt performer and actor but Southwest Missouri and Neosho are still home. In August, Lacy made a $3100 donation to the Neosho Police Department to be used to purchase some much needed safety equipment. The equipment has been purchased and is in use by officers.
In a proclamation issued by Neosho Mayor William Doubek recognized Lacy for his generosity and support for his hometown, Neosho.
Lacy was on hand to be presented with the proclamation. He accepted the honor from Mayor Pro Tem Carmin Allen and City Manager David Kennedy.
Lacy held up the plaque and said, "This is a very, very humbling experience. Thank you guys so much."
Allen stated, "I wish we had more people like you willing to help us."
Lacy smiled."My dad would be very proud. Thank you very much. My dad would be blown away by this. It's extremely, extremely humbling."
Lacy is a writer, comedian, stunt performer and actor. During his career, he has performed in numerous roles. He is best known for his role in the MTV reality show Jackass. He also has many writing credits and continues to perform stand-up comedy nationwide.
The proclamation, which are issued to recognize citizens who go above and beyond, states Neosho appreciates Lacy's generosity and support for the Neosho Police Department as well as for his kindness and devotion.