WAKEMAN - The Western Reserve Ruritan Club recently presented its 2007 Community Service Awards to Jane Takacs and Molly Canfield at Sterk's Restaurant in Wakeman.
Takacs was nominated by Beverly Stober for the Adult Award for her many community activities, including serving as president of the Citizen's Ambulance Board of Directors and working as an EMT.
Besides various church activities, she is involved in the Wakeman Eagles Auxiliary, is a bus driver for Western Reserve and belongs to the School Bus Safety Awareness Organization.
A graduate of Western Reserve, she lives in the rural Wakeman area with husband, Bill, and their two children.
Canfield is a freshman at Western Reserve High School and was nominated by Mona Burke for the Youth Award.
Besides being a top student, Canfield is active in both the athletic and music programs at Western and mentors elementary student athletic teams.
She was a volunteer for the Caring Community summer lunch program, works with the Salvation Army, serves as president of the Wakeman Wranglers 4-H Club and is involved with church activities.
The daughter of Chris and Mike Canfield and Deb Canfield, she was described by Burke as "an overall good kid, who has developed a healthy outlook on her life here in the country."
Canfield and Takacs each received a plaque for their "dedicated efforts in making our community a better place in which to live."
The Western Reserve Ruritan club sponsors a Toy Show each March, gives out scholarships, supports the WR FFA and will sponsor the queen contest this year for the Wakeman Homecoming Firemen's Festival July 27.
The club meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at Sterk's, and visitors are always welcome. Club officers are Marty Schuster, president; Jim Palmer, vice president; Leroy Stober, secretary; and Rich Ruess, treasurer.