Logers receive Jefferson Award
KMEG-TV Siouxland News television reporter Jetske Wauron presented Jefferson Awards Foundation medals and lapel pins to Steve and Debbie Loger of Odebolt Oct. 22 during an interview at the Logers’ home. Carol Raasch of Odebolt nominated the Logers for the award.
Jefferson Awards Foundation awards are given at the local and national levels. Local winners are ordinary people who do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition.
Wauron said, “Congratulations, Deb and Steve, our Jefferson Award winners this month. Deb and Steve run a nonprofit organization from their home, where they bring comfort dogs to schools and nursing homes throughout Siouxland.”
In addition, the Logers are frequent visitors at the Ida Grove Public Library’s Paws to Read program.
The Jefferson Awards Foundation is the longest standing and most prestigious organization in the country dedicated to activating and celebrating public service. The Jefferson Awards Foundation is a nonprofit organization that “recognizes, inspires and activates volunteerism and public service in communities, workplaces and schools across America.” It was founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U. S. Senator Robert Taft Jr. and Sam Beard.
The Logers' interview aired on KMEG-TV evening news broadcasts Oct. 25, which is shown below.