Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation presenting Community Service Awards Tuesday

The Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation is presenting its 2016 Community Service Awards Tuesday.

Donna Curtis will receive a Volunteer of the Year award. She has been a member of the Carson City Parks & Recreation Commission since 2003, and served three terms as its chair. As a commissioner, she was involved in the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, the Fuji Park Dog Park, supporting the construction of trails, and supporting and planning of the Multi-purpose Athletic Center.

Lenae Dericco will also receive a Volunteer of the Year award. She has been a volunteer instructor with for the Carson City Swimming Pool for over a decade and is responsible for our Grownups and Guppies class for parents and young children.

The Organization of the Year goes to Carson High School’s Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. NJROTC cadets have assisted the Parks, Recreation and Open Space department with the annual Carson River cleanup event, which it has participated in for nine years, and wrapping wire around cottonwood trees to protect them from beaver damage.

Tahoe Fence will be awarded the Business of the Year award. The fence company has donated the temporary fence for the Arlington Square Ice Rink for seven years.

Each recipient’s name will be placed on the monument in Mills Park. The names of Louis R. Doescher and Jennifer Lyn Bailey will be added to the Wall of Memory.

The awards will be given out at the monument at the entrance to the Marv Teixeira Pavilion in Mills Park at 4:30 p.m.


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