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Twenty AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers from Kenosha and Racine counties were honored on October 6th at the Lincoln Park Flower Garden in Kenosha for volunteering for 20 years or more. These volunteers were recognized for the Governor’s Service Awards 2021 at a regional event that added the award to the annual ceremony this year.


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Twenty AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers from Kenosha and Racine counties were honored on October 6th at the Lincoln Park Flower Garden in Kenosha for volunteering for 20 years or more.

Volunteers were recognized for the Governor’s Service Awards 2021 at a regional event that added the award to the annual ceremony this year.

During the Governor’s Service Awards 2021 ceremony in Madison in August, Governor Tony Evers and Serve Wisconsin recognized 221 AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers from across the state who have achieved this service milestone. This group of seniors includes 14 RSVPs from Kenosha County volunteers and six RSVPs from Racine County volunteers.

Kamyar Enshayan, director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Education at the University of Northern Iowa, and AmeriCorps volunteers dig a yard at Dan Sperry-Weber’s in Waterloo.


CHRIS ZOELLER, photographer for courier services

Since many seniors could not travel to the ceremony in August, the local ceremony was held in Kenosha to personally deliver their recognitions to the volunteers. Prior to presenting her awards, Jeanne Duffy, Executive Director of Serve Wisconsin, echoed the comments Evers made in August when he told the award winners: “On behalf of our entire state, thank you for your hard work and dedication. Your service is an inspiration to all of us and exemplifies our shared values ​​in Wisconsin such as empathy, compassion, service and care for our neighbors. “



Jeanne Duffy

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Also present for the October Kenosha Recognition were Senator Robert Wirch, D-Somers, State Representative Tod Ohnstad, D-Kenosha, and Kenosha’s Mayor John Antaramian.

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