BIG BROTHER: Veteran Volunteer Recognized |
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Patrick Kremer has recently been named as one of five recipients of the 2013 Excellence in Mentoring Award
The recognition was announced by the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service with the presentation occurring in Des Moines on the annual Mentoring Day on the Hill on January 17th. The ceremony starts at 2 p.m.
Marshalltown resident, Kremer, is a Big Brother veteran of 36 years having mentored 5 young men. He is currently matched with a seventh grade youth enjoy activities such as biking, running and volunteering since the child was in third grade.
"We know Iowans have a strong ethic and history of serving others, but there are still thousands of Iowa children who are waiting for a mentor this new year," said Adam Lounsbury, Executive Director of the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service. "We ask the public to not only join us in honoring a few of Iowa's most outstanding mentors but also challenge more Iowans to volunteer as mentors in 2013."
The four other recipients of the 2013 Excellence in Mentoring Award include:
Tom Dickerson of Sioux City
Debbie Fuller of Cedar Rapids
Stephen Milder of Maynard
Lowell Tesch of Osage