Local resident Grover Riefler thanks community for award
Wednesday May 22, 2013 | By:Grover Riefler |
Thank you to the Springville Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors, for presenting me with one of three awards, along with Carl Emerling and Phil Collesano. To say it was appreciated would be an understatement.
Also, my thanks and gratitude go out to the many volunteers, who worked tirelessly, evenings, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as the community, for your support.
The commitment of Molly Frank and Carl Emerling for the Boys and Girls Club inspired me to become involved. This project never would have come to fruition, without the expertise, construction experience and dedication of Phil Collesano.
Mike Basehart, the assistant director, moved into an unfinished building and conducted business, while steel studs, drywall and painting were ongoing, day after day. Mike traveled to Springville from Tonawanda daily, to write grants, set up programs and train staff, while also helping with construction. His efforts completed the circle, to turn an old building into a functional facility, keeping our youth occupied through learning, in the critical hours after school, until parents arrive home.
Thank you for allowing me to become a part of this great organization. The kids are our future.