LIMA — Jefferson Award recipient James ‘Eddie’ Monfort was selected as the winner who will attend the National Jefferson Awards dinner in New York City. Monfort, along with nine other volunteers, were awarded for their hard work, dedication and service. The annual award ceremony was held at the City Club where community members gathered to celebrate the honorees Tuesday evening.
ADA — Approximately 2% of Boy Scouts throughout history have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
LIMA — A willingness to put the needs of others ahead of one’s own is among the many traits shared by winners of Jefferson Awards for community service.
LIMA — For Charlotte Howbert, helping her students learn how to connect with and invest in the life of a child is one of the greatest feelings in the world.
LIMA — Deb’s Dogs has been around since 2007, but Debbie Helser, a Lima resident, has been rescuing animals in Allen County for 25 years.
CRIDERSVILLE — Luann Everett always loved sending cards to her nieces and nephews. But when she didn’t hear back, Everett turned her attention to a new audience: veterans, nursing home residents and shut-ins.
WAPAKONETA — A senior from Wapakoneta who dedicates most of her time to service and others was honored as a recipient of the local Jefferson awards. Following an encounter at a youth conference, Kylie Engle felt compelled to do more. While at the conference, Engle learned the devastating truths of human trafficking. As she left the experience this quote stood out, ‘You may choose to look away but never again can you say that you did not know’.
LIMA — Bella Etzkorn has always loved helping others.
KALIDA — Joyce Buss proudly shows young mothers their child’s first heartbeat during ultrasounds as a nurse sonographer volunteer for Heartbeat of Lima and Putnam County.
LIMA — Ten people will be recognized later this month for the way they used their time, effort and talents to improve their communities.