Local non-profit group receives Governor’s Volunteer Award

(City of Muscatine)

Friends of the Pine Creek Grist Mill of Muscatine will receive a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg during a special recognition ceremony held June 25, 2024, in Ankeny, IA.

The Friends of the Pine Creek Grist Mill was honored with a Group award by the Department of Natural Resources for their work preserving and keeping the Pine Creek Grist Mill, the museum-quality showcase, open to the public. The Mill is the only remaining operational mill in its original location between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains.

More than 600 awards are being presented this year during five ceremonies across Iowa. It is estimated that more than 150 communities in Iowa were served by this year’s honorees.

(Pine Creek Grist Mill/Facebook)

“The individuals and groups being recognized today are the people who show up. The people who invest in others and don’t ask for anything in return. Everywhere you look, you can see Iowans dedicating themselves to something greater. It is truly an honor to be able to recognize these individuals for their selfless acts of generosity through the Governor’s Volunteer Awards and inspire others to do the same.”

Coordinated by Volunteer Iowa, the Governor’s Volunteer Award program—now in its 39th year— provides an easy way for Iowa nonprofits, charitable organizations, and government entities to honor their volunteers with a prestigious, state-level award. More information is available at volunteeriowa.org.

A complete list of award recipients and an electronic copy of this news release are available at volunteeriowa.org.

About Volunteer Iowa
Volunteer Iowa and its partner agencies work with organizations and individuals on three main fronts. The first is to help agencies develop quality programs that use service as a strategy to fulfill their missions and address Iowa’s greatest areas of need. The second is to help engage Iowans in their communities by promoting service and expanding the volunteer base. Finally, the third area of work is to connect individuals with appropriate service opportunities by building the volunteer infrastructure. More information is available at volunteeriowa.org.