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Local pastor receives Governor's Award

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pastor Lois "Pinky" Person (left) with Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds. Photo contributed.
Pastor Lois "Pinky" Person, of Cherokee's Faith in Christ Fellowship Church, was recently presented with the Iowa Governor's Volunteer Award by Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, at the 28th Annual Governor's Volunteer Award Ceremony held at BV University's Schaller Chapel.

Governor Branstad created this program in 1982. The program allows nonprofit, charitable and government organizations with a noncompetitive way to honor their cherished volunteers with a prestigious state-level recognition award. Award recipient criteria include an individual or group who has:

* Demonstrated exceptional commitment to volunteerism by help with a special project or ongoing activities.

* Demonstrated exemplary leadership, creativity, cooperation and hard work in their service to others.

* Made an outstanding contribution to state or community through volunteer service.

Cherokee Mental Health Institute nominated Pastor Pinky; for four years, she has devoted every Saturday afternoon providing church services for patients at the MHI and Jackson Recovery Center's Cherokee center (the Synergy Center).

In the words of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, "Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place."

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Awesome!! What a beautiful honor to a beautiful woman who so loves the Lord.

-- Posted by revivalist on Mon, Jul 18, 2011, at 8:28 PM

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