Mar 9, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff WriterAlex Ward of Greenway Lawns in Riverton has been named the Volunteer of the Year for 2012 by the Fremont County School District 25 Recreation Board.
The board met and awarded nearly $180,000 to 22 organizations that sponsor recreation programs in the community.
Board president Lars Flanagan said the grant monies will be used for everything from uniforms, to equipment, porta-potties, advertising, propane, grooming and updating of playing fields throughout the city.
In honoring Greenway Lawns with the volunteer award, the board recognized Ward for caring for both the Babe Ruth and Legion fields for the past two years. That included fertilizing them all summer, insuring that they are watered properly, and mowing them weekly.
To meet the needs of a baseball playing field, Ward supplements the city's work with a lower mow, contributing his commercial mowers and paid hands.
"(Ward) has done all of this for free the past two years and both parks are in the nicest shape I've even seen them," Flanagan said. "This is a substantial contribution to both programs because they would not otherwise be able to afford such care."
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