Kay Gedert receives Cloverdale Civic Award

Sunday, November 13, 2016
Courtesy photo Honored recently as the 2016 Cloverdale Civic Award winner, Kay Gedert receives her plaque from chairman of the Civic Award Committee Todd Lewis (left) and Cloverdale Lions Club President Brady Stockwell.

CLOVERDALE — As a thank you for the numerous volunteer hours she has devoted to the betterment of the Cloverdale Community, Kay Gedert was recently presented with the 2016 Cloverdale Civic Award.

The 21st winner of the award, Gedert was recently honored by the Cloverdale Lions Club.

During the event she was presented a plaque by Todd Lewis, chairman of the Cloverdale Community Civic Award Committee. Her name has been inscribed on a plaque that is displayed in the Cloverdale Town Hall.

Gedert is an active member in the Cloverdale Main Street organization and also the Action Committee, which is responsible for the Cloverween celebration in Cloverdale.

She is also involved in the St. Paul’s Ladies Guild.

She is a key player in all the Christmas activities that Main Street organizes ,including the Christmas parade, carriage rides and Breakfast with Santa. She also organizes the weekly Farmers Market in Cloverdale.

Nominations for this award come from the general public.

Perhaps one of the nomination forms put it best: “She works all year long on all these events to help bring the town together at little to no cost for the parents and children and as soon as they are over, she starts planning for next year.

“Not many people realize the timeless hours that Kay puts into our community’s events. She never seeks attention for all she does behind the scenes. She takes pride in knowing she had an active role in helping each organization in our community to come together to offer free entertainment for the children.

“She is very adamant that all events operate solely on donations, and her only desire is for the children to have fun.”

Gedert joins previous Civic Award recipients Lita Sandy, Donna Fidler, Dewey Garrett, Todd Lewis, Kerry Shepherd, Joyce Johnson, Mona Smith, Bob Hostetter, Don Walton, Jeff Rich, Rosemary (Davis) Berry, Jack Davis, Dr. Keith Ernst, Eric Hayman, Vera Hughes, Adeline Knoy, Bill Henson, Judy Whitaker, Rod Garrett, Norv Gottula and Wayne Sutherlin.

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  • Congratulations to her. Both gedert's do so much for the town of cloverdale. Its nice to finally see that cloverdale realizes this.

    -- Posted by canttakeitanymore on Mon, Nov 14, 2016, at 7:15 AM
  • Now that is amazing! To bad the town government won't open their eyes to how much these two have done for Cloverdale over the years! Maybe they should get some advise from the Gedert's on how to properly and ethically run things.

    Congratulations Kay Gedert! You make Putnam County Proud!

    -- Posted by putnamcountyproud on Mon, Nov 14, 2016, at 12:54 PM
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