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February 26, 2014

Residents, LumberKings to earn honors

CLINTON — The Clinton LumberKings will receive an award this week from the Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America.

The LumberKings will be awarded the new nationally recognized North Star award at a recognition dinner Friday in Davenport.

This award honors non-scouters who have made significant contributions toward scouting.

The nomination letter cited several achievements by LumberKings including the annual Scout Night at the ballpark offered each year. Since 2010, the LumberKings have had 281 Boy Scouts watch the game on Scout Night and 257 people spend the night.

Also included in the nomination letter was the LumberKings’ role in the 5K race, non-perishable food donations and a jersey auction.

Director of Operations Jason Wright will accept the award on Friday on behalf of General Manager Ted Tornow.

This annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner includes other awards such as the Silver Beaver, which is the highest honor an adult leader within the Illowa Council can be awarded.  Five will receive that award, including Clintonians Mark Neblung and Walt Hicks, and Erie, Ill., resident Jon Terry.

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