MASON CITY, Iowa – Each month, KIMT News 3, along with our Giving Your Best partners, Diamond Jo Casino and First Citizens Bank, recognize someone who goes above and beyond to give back to their community.
Our December GYB Volunteer of the Month award goes to Karen Johnson and Tom and Tammy Yezek.
“I was the person who used to drive by and thought jeez, they oughta fix that, that looks lousy. And then I realized I didn’t have anything else better to do than to make it look better,” said Karen Johnson.
So she teamed up with a couple of friends to keep the Mason City Central Park Welcome Center clean and inviting. They also decorate the area for the holidays.
“We come down here for the Friday nights in the park and stuff. And lots of times the flower beds down here need a little work, and we noticed that. And so somebody’s gotta do it,” said Tom Yezek.
“They are probably the most giving and caring people that I know. They’re always wanting to help in some way,” said Jenny Thada, who nominated them for the award.
“I do it because I love to decorate. And that’s what I do at home, that’s what I do for our church, that’s what I like to do,” said Tammy Yezek.
A simple act of kindness that makes a big difference.
“The three of them working together, just brings tears to your eyes,” said Thada.
If you’d like to nominate someone for the GYB Volunteer of the Month award, click here: http://kimt.com/giving-your-best/