Charles City, IA – Close to 100 people attended the annual Chares City Volunteer Awards Banquet held at the Charles Theatre on Thursday, awarding numerous individuals for their volunteer work in the community.
Former Chamber Director Veronica Litter, who resigned her position last year to take on a realtor career with Stewart Realty, was named Woman of the Year and ironically, Stewart Realty owner Dean Stewart was named Man of the Year.
Chamber Director Mark Wicks said weather conditions could have played a factor in attendance at the event, he was still pleased with the turnout.
Wicks, who had no prior knowledge of the award recipients, said he was thrilled to hear the award recipients announced.
Litterer said they did a good job surprising her.
Litterer, who had participated at the banquet in past years, said it’s fun to be on both sides.
Dean Stewart said he was pretty surprised as well.
Stewart said he’s extremely proud of his community.
Other awards handed out on Thursday include:
Caught in the act 1 – Val Biwer
Caught in the act 2 – Lorraine Winterink
Caught in the act 3 – Tim LaBarge
Foster grandparent of the year – Elizabeth Fox
TLC volunteer of the year – Ann Perry
Senior center volunteer of the year – Carol & John Miller
Lincoln school volunteer – Sue Hartwell
Washington school volunteer – Tammy Quade
Middle school volunteer – Tate Jaeger
High school volunteer – Lisa Garden
Charles theatre volunteer – Karena Woodard
Toys for tots volunteer – Dale Stern, Hank Vogelman & Jim Marlow
Community revitalization volunteer – Vikki Tiedemann
Charles City Chamber volunteer – Jane Larson