The 2021 Roseau County Outstanding Senior Citizen Volunteer Award winners are Sharon Christianson of Greenbush and Curt Hukee of Badger.
They will be honored at the 48th Annual Roseau County Senior Citizen Volunteer Recognition Banquet on Thursday, July 8 at the Zion Lutheran Church of Warroad and also at Church Night of the Roseau County Fair on Sunday, July 18.
Sharon has always been involved in her community, and she has continued her volunteer activities after her retirement as a nurse at LifeCare Hospital in Roseau.
At United Free Lutheran Church in Greenbush, Sharon helps prepare church dinners, including the annual free Thanksgiving dinner for the community. She’s a part of the church’s project which makes and donate quilts to those in need. There are two blood drives a year at the church and Sharon is involved with scheduling donors for this event. Sharon is a member of the Greenbush Friends of the Library where she tends to library duties.
Curt was a teacher and coach in addition to farming. After retirement, Curt was able to devote more time to his volunteer activities. Curt has always been involved in the life of his community in a wide range of areas, from member of the church council at Our Redeemer’s in Badger, to helping develop the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Badger as a member of the American Legion, to delivering Meals on Wheels in the Badger area. Curt has also served on numerous boards in Roseau County.
Both winners are invited to attend the 2021 Minnesota State Fair where the Outstanding Senior Citizen Volunteer Award Ceremony will be held on Senior Citizen Recognition Day, which is Thursday, September 2. The 2021 Senior Citizen Volunteer Awards are sponsored by the Roseau County Fair Board, the Minnesota State Fair, the Minnesota State Fair Foundation, the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs and Humana.
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