Don spent much of 2019 organizing the Love Your Neighbor project for the City of Lebanon. Working with the Codes Administration Department, he and his team have been able to identify residents needing a helping hand in maintaining their property and help make those improvements a reality.
Don is always available to serve our city council, attending many of the meetings and offering prayer and spiritual support. Don serves as Director of the Emergency Services Chaplain Program and is Chairman of the Board for the Lebanon Alternative School. Anytime there is a need in our community, Don is one of the first to step forward and help.
Youth Recipient - Dustin Bolt
Dustin has volunteered at various Lebanon charity organizations for many years. He has always had a helping heart and is willing to do whatever is needed when asked. Dustin volunteered and gave back to the community more than 100 hours of service between his junior and senior years at Lebanon High School. According to his nominator, last year’s youth award winner Gracie Carroll, Dustin is kindhearted and would give up anything to help someone who needs it. He respects everyone no matter who they are and will help in whatever way is needed. He is very passionate and wants to have a future career in non-profit work.
Youth Recipient - Frederick "Steven" Fries
Steven volunteers with the 4-H Friendship Club to pick up trash on Columbia Road. He hosted a 4-H project for two years in a row which was “Letters to Soldiers,” leading people to send well wishes to Soldiers serving in Afghanistan. He considers himself an “honorary” member of Rotary and participates in the 5k each year. He volunteers at the annual pancake day, taking money and cleaning tables. He also helps collect school supply dollars at Rotary meetings.
Steven volunteers at Christmas on Commercial playing the part of the “Town Crier,” encouraging people to stop by the Rotary Booth for hot food. He volunteers at the Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, handing out Community Cares brochures and has spoken on the radio encouraging folks to donate to and the Community Cares Radiothon and give back to the community.
Steven worked the annual gospel sing last year opening doors for people and volunteered to help set up for the GoCaps Capstone night, folding napkins and he helping out wherever needed.