A volunteer is someone who gives, without compensation, of time and talent.
Last Monday, Mayor Gene Beach presented seven of them with certificates of appreciation for their contributions to the community.
"It takes a lot of people to run a city and some of the people we have doing that have helped us a great deal, but really get no major recognition for their efforts," Beach said in council chambers. "We want to correct that."
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David Snyder, left, receives an award of recognition from Mayor Gene Beach in honor of hours given toward volunteering at Riverview Park.
Those recognized include Doug Allen, who serves as photographer for the Marshalltown Fire Department, capturing photos of fires and training events.
Andrea Maxwell donates time to the Marshalltown Police Department, assisting with clerical work in records, in addition to keeping track of tickets.
Bill Egleston arises early each morning to water young flowers inside of baskets at the Aquatic Center, which eventually hang and cascade along Main Street during warm weather.
At Riverview Park, David Snyder picks up litter on a regular basis and has been doing so for a number of years.
Doni Sheldon has taken over the maintenance and improvements of a flowerbed at the Timber Creek Park, and Lee Skaar assists with the landscaping there as well.
Lastly, Bill Burke also volunteers for the Police Department, working with the records division and helping care for their gun range.
Contact Tammy R. Lawson at 641-753-6611 or firstname.lastname@example.org