At the Middletown Lions Club Awards and Installation Luncheon at LaCasa Pasta Restaurant in Newark, President Lion Bob LeSieur presented Michael Dove with a framed certificate and a check for $200 for being chosen as the club’s 2019 Humanitarian Award recipient.

Michelle Truban nominated Dove because of his love and dedication to the Everett Theatre on Main Street in Middletown. Besides having a full time job, Dove volunteers more than 40 hours a week working on publicity for upcoming productions, casting for shows, updates on the theater's Facebook and webpage, greeting guests upon arrival and working on fundraising to keep the theater a vital showplace of Middletown. He also performs in productions when someone his size and character is needed.