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.
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.
News 18’s latest Jefferson Award winner loves one thing above all else: his community.
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.
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.
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.
Duke Thurs is the type of volunteer who doesn’t brag about what he’s involved in or expect to be praised.
When the last bell rings, signaling the end of the day at Eau Claire’s Longfellow Elementary, the work begins for Cheryl O’Connell. But she wouldn’t call it that. ..
Over 20 years ago Ardie decided she wanted to volunteer at The Community Table so she began washing dishes on her lunch break. You can still find her there today!
You’ll notice her sparkling smile first. Jefferson Award Winner Mik Devereaux may not look like a crime fighter but she is one.