Penhold Mayor Michael Yargeau awarded Adele van Donkelaar with the 2024 Mayor’s Recognition Award for Youth during the May 13 council meeting.   

The award is an opportunity for the community to recognize and honour a youth who has made a positive impact in the community through their actions, the Town of Penhold's Facebook page said.  

Van Donkelaar was nominated for her dedication and compassion as a volunteer for the Penhold and District Optimist Club.   

Through her volunteerism, she has proven herself eager to learn and be invested in the community.  

Last year, Van Donkelaar showcased her compassion for the community, her strong character, and goodwill by organizing and carrying out a food drive in Penhold for the food bank.   

The Town of Penhold thanks Van Donkelaar for her contributions to making the community a great place for residents to call home.