Newbury honored as ’Citizen of the Year’

Newbury honored as ’Citizen of the Year’Jerry Newbury, owner of High Desert Air Ductor Heating and Air Conditioning, (right) is honored by the Ridgecrest Elks Lodge President Sam Brown as Citizen of the Year for the good he has “quietly provided to Ridgecrest.” As a business owner, Newbury sponsors causes that include Relay For Life, Friends of the NRA, China Lake Museum Foundation and more. “Jerry helps the elderly by giving them huge discounts, or not charging them if they are struggling financially,” said an Elks spokesperson. For example, Newbury replaced the swamp cooler of a Vietnam veteran who was robbed, and even installed the unit and repaired the ducts at no charge. “This is just a sample of the good Jerry does for our community, quietly, and expecting no kudos.” — Courtesy photo

Story First Published: 2019-04-12