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Kalkaska Kiwanis Club Honors Frontline Workers with Hometown Heroes Award

The coronavirus pandemic has been a source of stress for the last year. Now, a local organization is giving some recognition where it’s deserved.

On Tuesday, the Kalkaska Kiwanis Club awarded North Country Community Mental Health and District Health Department #10 the Hometown Heroes Award for their efforts as frontline workers.

They were recognized for their service to the Kalkaska community during these challenging and sometimes dangerous times.

“Making sure they they got the message out to the community that is was safe to come in and get the vaccination, come in and talk to somebody about the feeling of being isolated and quarantined and all the second third-order effects of those kinds of conditions,” said Kalkaska Kiwanis Club president Jerry Cannon. “They just did a great job for our community in particular.”

The Kalkaska Kiwanis Club has been giving awards for about eight years. This is only the second time an organization has received an award from the club.

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