Charles City, Iowa – People, who work behind the scenes, may not like the spotlight, but Friday morning the individuals who make Charles City organizations tick were recognized.
Nineteen awards highlighted residents who volunteer their time and talents at the Community Volunteer Recognition Awards Ceremony hosted by Community Revitalization and the Chamber of Commerce.
Charles City’s Woman of the year is retired teacher Susan Jacob. She was recognized for several deeds including her activism at Trinity United Methodist Church, contributions to education Haiti and the Carrie Lane Chapman House.
The man of the year recognized Jeremy Heyer for his dedication to the Lyon’s Club, St. John’s Lutheran Church, missions trips, the Boys Scouts and Charles City Softball.
The speechless Heyer says volunteerism is something he was raised on.
The full list of winners:
- Caught in the Act Award I … Charles City Junior Varsity Softball Team
- Hometown Hero Award … Angie Reams
- Washington Elementary … Sue Davis
- Lincoln Elementary … Donn and Cherie Schafer
- Middle School … Dave Bahe
- High School … Gene Martin
- Caught in the Act II … Sue and Jason McDonald Family (Devon, Josh, Kendra, Annabelle and Jaxson)
- TLC: The Learning Center … Grandma Betty High
- Caught in the Act III … Diane and Dan Meyer
- Charles City Senior Center … Bev Grube
- Caught in the Act IV … Dennis Donovan
- Charles City Foster Grandparents Program … Toni Pieper
- Caught in the Act V … Dale Milligan and Tim Chandler
- Community Revitalization Volunteer of the Year … Steve Schiller
- Community Revitalization Honor Club … Norma Breitbach
- Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce Volunteer Business of the Year … Cambrex
- Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce President’s Award … Tom and Julie Bock
- Chamber Woman of the Year … Susan Jacob
- Chamber Man of the Year … Jeremy Heyer