Debra Dawkins remembers a day in 1987 when her father’s tractor was on fire.
Worried he was injured, Dawkins raced to the scene to find the Elgin Fire Department putting out the fire and a man helping her father.
That man was Rudy Carter, current chairman of Lancaster County Council.
Now more than 20 years later, Carter was again present on another important day in Dawkins’ life. Dawkins, who has served as a county magistrate judge since 1999, was honored by Carter and other county employees at her retirement party Friday afternoon.