For the Metro Wire
The Portage County Alliance for Youth has honored several local residents for their work with young people.
The 14th annual Asset Dinner was held at St. Paul’s Methodist Church.
Jim Krems was honored for his work at the Juvenile Detention Center, while Jenna Flynn was honored for her work in educating students on the dangers of vaping.
Jim Wegner of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church was honored for helping his school develop services projects in all grades, and honors went to Sue Hall for her work with Christmas for Children program at local radio station WSPT.
John Dolan was recognized for his work with hunter and sportsman safety, and Dan Barth for his work with Shifting Gears.
Candace Wolosek was honored for her work with teen 4-H leaders.
Also honored were Leigh Kraemer, Michelle Blohm, Wendy Cychosz, Roxanne Filtz (Rosholt Record), Pamela Luedtke of Point Dance Ensemble, April Reufschneider of WSPT Christmas is for Children, Denise Enders and her dog Henry, a service dog for Ben Franklin, Maria representing Advocates for Change and Equity at SPASH, Evan Kolemay, Dhalia Rodriguez, Jennifer Knecht, Charles Fernandez Alternative School, Fr. Steve Price, pastor at Holy Spirit Parish, Jaide Hope, Sara Mansavage, who raised funds for the Family Crisis Center, Natalia Getz, and Sgt. Anthony Zblewski (Ret.) who was a supporter and helper for MORP and PCAY.
Stevens Point Mayor Mike Wiza and Portage Co. Executive Chris Holman also read proclamations declaring January as Building Assets in Youth Month.