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Reception for 2016 Recipients of Prestigious Red Apple Awards


May 25, 2016
Wednesday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - On Thursday, May 26th, a special reception is being hosted by Ketchikan’s Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, the Epsilon Chapter. The Red Apple Awards will be presented at 5:30p.m. at St. John ‘s Parish Hall, 503 Mission Street, located downtown. Each year the prestigious award is given to community organizations or individuals for their significant contributions to the education of Ketchikan’s youth and families. The public is welcome to attend.

The 2016 recipients are:

1) Credit Union 1 - This financial institution is being recognized for raising funds over $10, 000 for non profit organizations which benefit youth and their families in Ketchikan above and beyond. Every month they sponsor.

2) Harley Riders - This group of bikers are being recognized for their Toys for Tots program. They have been doing this program for 26 years in Ketchikan, raised over $11,000; statewide sponsor in support of March of Dimes. In Ketchikan over 350 children have received three toys each this past year.

3) Dave Timmerman - This individual is being commended for the time above and beyond his work day to help make Ketchikan a better place. In addition to serving on the school board, he has coached soccer, Schoenbar boys junior high basketball teams and baseball teams, and currently coaches softball.

4) Steve and Grace Kinney Special kudos go out to this Dynamic Dual who have focused on children and youth since moving to Ketchikan in 1965. A commercial fisherman has hired numerous students as deck hands. They have volunteered as youth leaders in Ketchikan and at Rainbow Glacier Camp and have been foster parents. They have ben instrumental in hosting families for the Kanayama Exchange Program.

Again, the community is invited to celebrate Credit Union 1, Harley Riders, Dave Timmerman, and, Steve and Grace Kinney for their significant contributions to the community of Ketchikan as the 2016 Red Apple Award recipients.



Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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Ketchikan’s Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, the Epsilon Chapter


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