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Airway Heights couple receives Host of the Year award for service at Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park
Airway Heights couple receives Host of the Year award for service at Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park

Two state park volunteers from Airway Heights are recipients of the 2010 Volunteer Recognition Awards for their volunteer service. John and Darlene Lundstrum were awarded Host of the Year for their work at Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

This is the second year they've been general hosts for the park. In addition to general host duties, they helped in the ground breaking of the new amphitheater, delivering sand and equipment repair. They also developed and constructed new garbage lids to keep out birds and raccoons.

At Camp Delaney Environmental Learning Center, they helped organize a volunteer cleanup and painted the restroom exteriors.

During Dry Fall's Flood Fest, Darlene Lundstrum dressed up as a beaver to hand out items to children and visitors.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission noted that last year, volunteers statewide performed 313,461 hours of work, equal to 150 full-time employees.

Most volunteers at the parks work in married couple teams. 23 volunteers total received individual awards. 

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