Stellar neighbors named Kenny Neighborhood Treasures

The Kenny Neighborhood Association (KNA) awarded select residents Kenny Neighborhood Treasure certificates at the group’s annual meeting. The awards celebrate the neighborhood work of Kenny residents.

KNA boardmember Colleen Sauber said this year’s recipients of the award include Tom Campbell, the Philip and Betty Klint family, Jan Tolle MacDonald and Mary Schmalz.

She said Campbell has been an involved Kenny block leader, coach of his daughter’s athletic teams and a friendly face on daily walks with his dog, Zeke.

Sauber said the Klint family is a Kenny Treasure because they’ve done so much to help a neighbor with failing health. She said these longtime Kenny residents and their four children are known for helping those in need with household tasks, such as picking up the mail and clearing sidewalks and driveways after heavy snow.

Tolle MacDonald has chaired the Kenny Festival for three years, worked on the Kenny School carnival and rummage sale, and has also been a great neighborhood presence and welcoming committee for new neighbors, Sauber said. When a spree of burglaries hit the neighborhood in 2003, Tolle MacDonald helped organize a well-attended home security block meeting with SAFE/CCP officers.

Sauber said Schmalz has volunteered for years on the Parents Teacher Association and helped with an environmental camp. She’s also organized a National Night Out party, welcomed new neighbors and participated in the Grass Lake cleanup.

For more information about KNA, visit www.kennyneighborhood.org.