Washington area community service volunteers were recognized and presented with a certificate at a meeting of the Hopewell Grange on July 8.  Grange members were encouraged to nominate those who serve the local community. The names of those volunteers who were honored locally will be sent to the Illinois State Grange for further recognition.

Hopewell was proud to honor educator Kassi Virgil especially for her work with the Northern Tazewell Recreation Association; firefighter Kyle Reddish who volunteers with the Northern Tazewell Fire Department; Non-member of the year Nancy Hodges for her work with Washington SnacPac; Member of the year Kathryn Renken for her service with the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus; and Junior member of the year Jaydon Fisher for his work with a number of fundraising events.