MASON CITY, Iowa – KIMT, First Citizens National Bank and Diamond Jo Casino are teaming up to award September’s Giving Your Best Volunteer of the Month. This month, Katie Byerly of Mason City is earning that top spot.
Katie was nominated by more than 10 people, for her work with the Jefferson Elementary School Cub Scouts. She is in her fourth year as a Cub Scout Leader. Katie tell us, “I just love my boys. When I see them learning or getting excited about something we’re doing, it just makes it all worth the effort.”
One person who nominated Katie is Janelle Kruger, who has a son in Katie’s den. Janelle says, “She’s done a lot of great activities for the kids that keep them engaged, things that they would normally not get to do, or get exposed to in a normal school setting. She has taken them on field trips to Lime Creek and to Rock Falls, and has really given these boys a great scouting experience.”
This is Katie’s last year as a Cub Scout leader, but will move up to Boy Scouts with her son. She encourages others to get out and volunteer, saying, “When you have a family member, a mom or dad text you and say ‘Hey my son came home and showed us everything you did at Scouts today,’ it makes it all worthwhile.”
To nominate someone you know, go to: http://kimt.com/giving-your-best/