The Kiwanis Club of Spring Valley has selected Patty and Joe O’Connell as their 2022 Citizens-of-the Year. Club president Dave Phillips said many great nominations were submitted but that Patty and Joe stood out because of their long service to the community.
Patty and Joe will be recognized by the Kiwanis Club on Sunday, October 16, at the Spring Valley Community Center. There will be an open house from 1 – 3:00 p.m., with a program highlighting their selection as the 2022 Citizens-of-the-Year at 1:30 pm.
Kiwanis International is a world-wide service organization with its’ guiding principle being, “improving the world one child and one community at a time”. As such, the public has traditionally donated money to the club in honor of the selected Citizen-of-the-Year to be used for the clubs yearly Citizen-of-the-Year Scholarship which is given to a graduating Kingsland senior. Donations this year may be brought to the community center on the 24th or sent to: Kiwanis Club of Spring Valley, P.O. Box 133, Spring Valley, MN 55975, in recognition of Patty and Joe.