2015 ‘Spirit of the West’ Award Recipients Honored

Reine Williams and Jim Hay were honored at a special event at the Betty Ehart Center with the 2015 ‘Spirit of the West’ Award for their countless service to the American Legion. Hay, a disabled Vietnam Veteran donated more than 900 hours to coordinating a renovation of the Legion’s kitchen facilities, saving the local eatery almost $30,000. Hay and Williams have served or are serving as Legion chaplains. They were nominated for the ‘Spirit of the West’ Award by Kitty Gandee, herself a longtime volunteer. Photo by Chad Lauritzen