Harry Ahrenholtz Chosen as the 2020 ABC Award Recipient

The Community Appreciation Night was held at the Greene County High School Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, June 16. It was organized by Jefferson Matters: A Main Street & Chamber Community. The focus of the event was to honor the volunteers, educate the community about the merged organization and present awards, including the Above and Beyond the Call (ABC) Award. There were various presenters during the evening. Jamie Daubendiek, President of JM:MS&CC, Reegan Hanigan, Executive Director of JM:MS&CC, Pat Richards, chairperson of the Tourism Team, Jen Badger representative of the Retail Revamped Team, Susan Thiel, chairperson of the Organization Team, Philip Heisterkamp, chairperson of the Events Team, Karen Lawton, chairperson of the Design Team, Peg Raney and Jill Morton, chairpersons of the Economic Vitality Team and the Ambassadors, and Deb McGinn, chairperson of the Tower View Team. Each chairperson gave a synopsis of the activities of their respective teams. The final presentation of the evening was the 2020 ABC Award, presented by Gary and Shirley Haupert, 2019 ABC Award recipients. Harry Ahrenholtz was named the 2020 ABC Award Recipient. Harry was nominated for his service in Habitat for Humanity, serving on the affiliate board of directors and overseeing operations of Greene, Boone, and Guthrie Counties. Harry also served as President of Habitat for Humanity as well as being instrumental in expanding the Habitat affiliate to serve families in Guthrie County. It has always been a goal of Harry’s to eliminate poverty housing in Greene County and is “often the first on site and the last to leave”. According to one nomination, “Harry has a unique ability to relate with a volunteer group, support them and get things done.” He is active in the First United Methodist Church’s Habitat work group and has served as an emcee for Nativity Festival Fundraising Christmas concerts. Harry has also served as Project Manager and Site Manager for several Helping Hands home repair projects in Greene County, directing and coordinating all construction activities. According to another nomination, “Under his leadership, Greene County Habitat has become one of the most progressive and recognized Habitat affiliates in Iowa and surrounding states.” Harry has likewise been a chairperson for the Board of Trustees at the First United Methodist Church. Mr. Ahrenholtz also serves as a City Council member. It is because of these efforts that Harry Ahrenholtz has earned the respect and gratitude of those whom he serves.

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October 2021

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  • Women's Suffrage in Greene County Program
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  • VFW Fundraiser Meal
  • Community Conversations
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  • Hometown Harvest Fall Shopping Event
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  • Hometown Harvest Fall Shopping Event
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  • "Iowans Who Fought Against the Union"
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  • Pumpkin Craft Class
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  • VFW Fundraiser Meal
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  • Anna Rea Model A Heritage Auto Tour
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  • Halloween Party
  • Trick or Treat Around the Square Festivities
  • Story Stroll
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  • Webb House Halloween Party
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  • Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
  • Jefferson Residential Trick or Treat Night
  • Trunk or Treat, Gospel Open Bible Church
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