Pam Soseman, of Denison, received the Chamber & Development Council of Crawford County’s (CDC) first Volunteer of the Year Award at Friday’s CDC Business Appreciation Breakfast at Cronk’s Café in Denison.
The CDC initiated the award to honor and continue to motivate current volunteers and to encourage individuals to begin volunteering.
As a member of the Zion Lutheran Church Stewardship Board and as communications director of the Crawford County Thrivent Chapter, Soseman has provided vision and leadership and raised funds for many charitable causes.
As a Crawford County Master Gardener, Soseman has worked countless hours on the Streetscape beautification and on landscaping other areas of Denison, including at Zion Lutheran Church.
CDC Executive Director Evan Blakley read from two narratives that nominated Soseman for the award. Carol Fink said, “She gives, gives and gives, and never asks for anything in return.” Denison City Manager Terry Crawford wrote, “Her perseverance is remarkable. She ran into many setbacks while working on the Streetscape project. However, she never backed down or gave up when things were not going as planned.”
After receiving the award and applause, Soseman said, “I couldn’t do this without the support of a wonderful family, and that starts with my husband (Doug).”
Soseman thanked the community, the people who give generously to the Master Gardeners when they work uptown and to those who have offered kind words for the work done by the Master Gardeners.