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Dozens honored at volunteer awards breakfast

  • Al Williams, Robert Mondt, David Paulus, Ralph Hitchcock, Gary Quint, Duane Kilby, Dennis Raab, Doug Nelson, Cliff Salmons, Al Aird, Curtis Keifer, Phil Schafer, Scott Cline, James Tupy and Arthur Ernst receive Caught in the Act awards for their efforts driving veterans to medical appointments at VA facilities.

  • Maria Deike, executive director of Floyd County Veterans Affairs, presents awards to volunteer van drivers.

  • Washington Elementary Principal Kara Shannon presents volunteer certificates to Crystal Griffen, Jesse Griffen and Stephanie Hanson for their work with the Comet Cards/Comet Cart program.

  • Laura Boss, a fourth-grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary, presents a volunteer award to Marilee Monroe for her help reading and other help in the fourth and third grades.

  • Josh Johnson, high school principal, presents a volunteer award to student Lee Hoeft.

  • Shirley Kelly with the Foster Grandparents program presents a volunteer award to Doug Sinclair.

  • Representing the Charles City eighth grade class in receiving recognition for the class's work with area cemeteries and cemetery associations are Alec Staudt, Justin Heyer, Lily Usher and Hope Slinger.

  • Kip Hauser, right, of the Charles City Senior Center, presents its Volunteer of the Year Award to Jim Smith.

  • Members of the Charles City Comet varsity football team are recognized with a "Caught in the Act" award for their role in helping an opposing team's player with autism score a touchdown in a game last year.

  • A large crowd was on hand for the annual Charles City Volunteer Appreciation Awards Thursday morning at the Senior Center.

  • Chamber of Commerce Past President Eric Miller presents the Chamber President's Award to Jacie Garden.

  • Chamber President Brad Sloter, left, presents the Business of the Year Award to Chris Garden, owner of L&J Industries.

  • John Montagne of Community Revitalization, right, presents the group's Leadership Award to Christopher Anthony.

  • Mayor Jim Erb, left, presents American Hometown Hero awards to Lin and Doug Sinclair.

  • Maria Deike, Floyd County Veterans Affairs executive director, presents the Man of the Year Award to Allen Williams.

  • Previous recipients of the Charles City Man of the Year and Woman of the Year award gather for a group picture at the annual community volunteer awards ceremony Thursday morning.

  • Mary Litterer, director of Foster Grandparents, presents a volunteer award to Donna Hulion.

  • Doug and Lin Sinclair react with surprise when their names are announced as recipients of the mayor's America's Hometown Heroes award.

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