Today’s that day they call Day’s day

GREEN SPRINGS – Today officially is Sally Day Day in the village of Green Springs.

Day, who has volunteered for the village for more than 40 years, is being recognized for her dedicated service as a police dispatcher.

Mayor Jesse Darr said the village proclaimed March 9 as Sally Day Day after Day, 83, became ill and had to give up her volunteer duties.

“She was always there,” Darr said. “She’s a great person all around.”

Day also has served as the “cleaning lady” at the municipal building and fulfilled many other roles throughout the years. She’s helped organize numerous community events, including a fundraiser in the 1980s that helped purchase bullet-proof vests for police officers.

“She’s definitely been instrumental in keeping Green Springs going and running efficiently,” Darr said. “She’s always been the go-to person. No one’s been able to replace her.”

Green Springs Police Chief Charles Horne III, who recommended the proclamation be made in honor of Day, described Day as a selfless person.

“She’s a person whose entire life has been dedicated to others,” he said.

Horne said many times, Day would volunteer in the village seven days a week. He said Day would always help out anyone in the community who was struggling, but never asked others to help her.

“She’s done a lot for the community,” he said. “She’s an amazing person.”