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Volunteers recognized for contributions to local library

Judy Brand (center) Chairman of the Mt. Rosa Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, presents a Community Service Award to Castle Pines North residents Vicky and Frank Kellen. The Kellens were honored in January for their contributions in support of the Castle Pines Library.

Courtesy of the DAR, Mount Rosa Chapter

In January, Vicky and Frank Kellen of Castle Pines North (CPN) were presented with the Community Service award from the Mount Rosa Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The presentation was made at the Mount Rosa meeting at the Koelbel Library by Chairman Judy Brand.

In recognition of their service to the community, the Kellens were presented certificates and pins from the DAR. The Kellens were instrumental in organizing a book sale which helped fund the new library in CPN.

Vicky spent hundreds of hours spearheading the book drive, leading volunteers in sorting and moving books. Frank provided the “muscle” behind moving books from the staging area at the Chamber of Commerce to the site of the sale at the CPN Community Center.

With volunteers, the books were moved to the basement of the center. The day before the sale, the books then had to be moved upstairs – a monumental effort.

The book sale helped collect nearly $10,000 for the funding of the library.

The Community Service award is given for outstanding voluntary achievement in cultural, educational, humanitarian, patriotic, historical or citizenship endeavors or in environmental conservation. The recipient must have contributed to the community in an outstanding manner.

“This is an award at the National Level of the DAR,” said Charlotte Hubbs, a resident of the Castle Pines community and a Colorado State Regent for the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. “The Kellens were the perfect match for receiving it.”



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