The award recognizes people who care for the needs of the less fortunate.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Liala Helal
Wednesday, January 23
Two couples received a Helen Keller Award from the Albertville Lions Club earlier this month for their community service efforts. Pam and Ray Lindenfelser received the award for organizing the annual St. Albert's Garage Sale, which brings in donations for the community. Jamey and Molly Krystosek, owners of Broaster catering in Albertville, also won a Helen Keller award. Their recognition was for helping many community organizations with dinners and events. Founded in 1992, the Helen Keller Award honors people or groups who distinguish themselves "on behalf of sight, and who see, and care for the needs of those less fortunate than themselves." Ray Lindenfelser, an Albertville native, and Pam Lindenfelser, from St. Michael, began the St. …
Funds raised through the sale will be used to purchase backpacks and school supplies for local kids in need.
A host of families from St. Albert's Parish, along with their friends and family, are back at it this weekend, helping out families with kids on their way back to school. It's a two-fold process. First, Pam Lindenfelser and friends collected more than a semi-load full of clothes, shoes, toys, trinkets and more for this weekend's 3rd annual St. Albert's "Back to School" Garage Sale. The St. Albert's Parish Center was packed with items this morning. By noon today, it was packed with people. The sale runs through 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Once it's wrapped, Lindenfelser and friends will collect the money and start shopping. They'll hit supermarkets, retail stores and the usual suspects for enough …