Key Club, Wally Duchscher win United Way Community Spirit awards
Wally Duchscher is presented with the Community Spirit Award by United Way of Hill County Executive Director Lorraine Verploegen, left, and Melissa Kapperud, United Way director.
Last year, more than 60 times, Havre High School Key Club members answered the call from various community members to provide volunteer hours.
Some of the projects were one-time-only efforts, said Lorraine Verploegen, executive director of United Way of Hill County. Others were major undertakings, such as the drive to raise funds for two families with sick children.
The hard work of the students prompted United Way to give Key Club its Community Spirit Award.
The award was also given to Wally Duchscher of the Duchscher Agency in Havre.
Verploegen said that during his 33 years in business, he has participated in many community organizations and has exemplified community service to Havre and the Hi-Line.
Verploegen said when she called Havre School Superintendent Andy Carlson to inform him of the Key Club's Award, he was so excited he called for a student assembly so the entire school could see the award presented.
In presenting the award, Verploegen praised the students and th...
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