Jefferson Award Winner: Debbie Van Deurzen

This month's Jefferson Award winner is teaching kids the skills to cook their own healthy meals.

Jefferson Awards Winner: Randy Schneider

This month’s Jefferson Awards winner is a man used to feeding the community almost every day. However, there is one day this restaurant owner shuts down, so he can serve a hot holiday meal to those who would otherwise not have one. His name is Randy Schneider and he is the November Jefferson Awards winner.

Jefferson Award Winner: Kathy Campbell

Kathy Campbell spent 25 years working for the Eau Claire School District. Despite no longer receiving a paycheck, Campbell still can be found in the classroom, now as a volunteer.  

Jefferson Award: Everett Tillung

September’s Jefferson Award winner is helping the community one meal at a time. Everett Tillung cooks for thousands of people in Eau Claire from the hungry to the elderly. 

Jefferson Award Winner: Steve Olson

After years of as an officer at the Eau Claire Police Department, July’s Jefferson Awards winner had the goal to stay active in retirement. That passion for fitness has become contagious, spreading throughout the L.E. Phillips Senior Center.

Jefferson Award Winner: Joe Luginbill

Many times, News 18’s Jefferson Awards winner is an unheralded volunteer, making the community better from the background. But June’s recipient is a face familiar to many in the Eau Claire community.

Jefferson Award Winner: Pat Hannack

Pat Hannack might work under the title of ‘pharmacy technician’, but those who know Pat says that does not begin to describe all the work she does at the Open Door Free Clinic in Chippewa Falls.

Jefferson Award Winner: Abigail Beguhn

We’ve all heard that age is just a number, but 91-year-old Abigail Beguhn says the real key to a long life is making life better for those around you.

Jefferson Award Winner: Pat Rumpel

It’s said, that after awhile, you mirror the traits of those you spend the most time with. Well, when you see Pat Rumpel, Kelsey the golden retriever usually isn’t far behind. 


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