Elaine Dale named Citizen of the Year

The Best Times Digital Edition

August 19, 2021

Elaine Dale with Gardner Senior Nutrition Center has been named the recipient of the 2021 Citizen of the Year Award from the Gardner Rotary Club.

Dale has been a nutrition center assistant working at the Gardner Senior Nutrition Center since 2008.

“Elaine goes above and beyond to make sure all who enter the Gardner Nutrition Center feel welcome. She organizes the daily operations of the Gardner Nutrition Center and home-delivered meal distribution,” said Dyan Kallauner, AAA Nutrition Program coordinator.

“Thank you, Elaine, for your continued dedication to the JCAAA nutrition program and the Gardner community!”

In addition to the award, Dale also was grand marshal at the recent Johnson County Fair Parade and was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Gardner Rotary Club.

The Citizen of the Year Award, co-sponsored by the club and the Gardner Chamber of Commerce, is presented to an individual who has made noteworthy contribution to the Gardner area during the previous year or over a number of years.

Recipients demonstrate commitment to community through their work and volunteer service, serve as a role model for others and maintain high ethical standards