SUGAR CAMP (WAOW) - The Jefferson Award winners for July have worked together for six years, volunteering to make a difference in Sugar Camp by organizing two big events.
Cynthia Wallis and Gloria Hanson say the projects, starting with a roadside cleanup each spring, are fun.
"It's nice to get out there and clean the garbage so when things get green, everything looks better," Hanson said.
When the leaves start to turn in October, the pair work on the Polish Square Fun Run/Walk.
"It is so great to see the whole community out there walking the 6.9-mile course through the heart of the historic Polish Square. There were many early Polish settlers here and we celebrate that heritage," Wallis said.
The event helps raise money for area non-profits.
"In the past, we have given to food pantries in Eagle River and Rhinelander and to the hospice program. Last year, we made a donation to Let's Go Fishing, a program that gets veterans, the disabled and elderly out on the water to fish," Wallis said.
Michelle Cornelius nominated the two for the award.
"They don't do it for the recognition. They do it for their sense of the community and love for the community," Cornelius said.