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Crestview’s Citizen of the Year exemplifies ‘everything great about the community’

| Tony Judnich
Crestview optometrist Edward Mitchell Jr. has a compassionate vision to help others. As the owner of Cabana Eyes Optical, he takes care of people who are on Medicare or Medicaid and have a hard time paying for optometry services. As a leader of the Crestview Lions Club, he helps provide eyeglasses for folks who cannot afford them. “He’s involved in so many things, but the thing he’s probably the most proud of is his compassion for feeding our people here in Crestview,” Mayor J.B. Whitten said at a ceremony on Monday.
Edward Mitchell Jr. receives gifts from Crestview Mayor J.B. Whitten on Monday while being honored as the city’s 2024 Citizen of the Year. City Council members Cynthia Brown and Joe Blocker stand behind the dais.


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