Kaslo’s Citizen of the Year, Carol Koenig (centre), receives a plaque and flowers from Kaslo Mayor Suzan Hewat (left), and Councillor Maureen Leathwood. Photo: John Boivin

Carol Koenig named Kaslo Citizen of the Year

Koenig has been an active volunteer in the the village for many years

By John Boivin

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A very active community volunteer, Carol Koenig, was named Kaslo’s 2020 Citizen of the Year at the Village’s 127th birthday celebration on Aug. 14.

Mayor Suzan Hewat noted Koenig’s many years of contribution to seniors’ groups, the Legion, Red Cross, the hospital auxiliary thrift shop, and many other community organizations and activities.

She said Koenig had been a pillar of support for those groups, contributing time, baking items for donation, participating in quilting bees, and even sewing matching aprons to build volunteer team spirit.

“Thank you for everything you do for our community,” said Hewat. “You are a very worthy recipient.”

“For once I’m speechless, I had no idea this was going to happen,” said a pleasantly shocked Koenig, who said she came to the event to find out who was going to be named to the honour. “Thank you all so very much … I love being part of everything Mayor Hewat mentioned.”

– The Valley Voice

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