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Marshalltown Modern Woodmen recognized for event

Members of Modern Woodmen of America Chapter 385 in Marshalltown were recently recognized for coordinating an exemplary Hometown Hero event.

The group, led by activities coordinator Mary Blom, honored an 86-year-old woman who made hundreds of face masks for the community. In addition to honoring her with Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero award, the chapter invited her family members, past piano students and other guests to a virtual award presentation on Zoom. Attendees took turns sharing how she personally impacted their lives.

This is the fourth year of Modern Woodmen’s Impact Maker Award program, which seeks to congratulate and reward Modern Woodmen members who hold unique and impactful events for members in their communities. There are 15 winners named throughout the country each year. Award winners receive a certificate, a commemorative award, a $250 donation to a charity of the group’s choice and $50 toward a celebratory activity.

“Fraternalism is what makes Modern Woodmen unique,” said Jill Lain Weaver, Modern Woodmen’s chief fraternal officer. “The members who planned this activity truly take our fraternal mission to heart.”

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