Hardacre Community Garden’s very own Mike Boyle has been nominated for the United Way of East Central Iowa Volunteer of the Year Award! As all of us involved with the garden know, Mike is the heart and soul of this project and has tirelessly dedicated himself over the years. Mike has literally volunteered thousands of hours of his time, overseen the local production and distribution of several thousand pounds of food; and done it all for the satisfaction of educating the public and helping neighbors in need.
In addition to his efforts with the garden, Mike further combats food security issues through the Feds Feed Families campaign in his work with the USDA at the Tipton Sevice Center. Mike is also extremely active in the Lions Club and can often be found involved in various service projects. (And really, this is just the tip of the iceberg…)
If given this award, Mike will receive five hundred dollars to donate to the charity of his choice, and has graciously decided that he would put this money to use at Hardacre Community Garden and to serve food pantries in Cedar County.
Please take a moment to show your support for Mike and our Community Garden by voting for him at the link below. You can vote as many times as you would like, so let’s go crazy and help push him over the top. Honestly, this honor could not be bestowed upon a more worthy individual, and we are very proud of Mike for this wonderful recognition.
While you’re at it, scroll down to the group nominees and cast a vote for the Herring family, who do great work volunteering with Habitat for Humanity builds here in Tipton. And don’t forget to help spread the word by sharing this on Facebook and encouraging your friends to vote as well. Thanks!