Knaptons to be honored with 2017 Stork Award

Penn Yan residents Dean and Grace Knapton have been named the recipients of Keuka College’s 2017 Donald and Corinne Stork Award for Community Service.

The Knaptons will be honored for their commitment to community service Tuesday, Aug. 15 at a noon luncheon in the Geiser Dining Commons inside Dahlstrom Student Center at Keuka College.

Called ‘shining examples of community service,’ Dean and Grace have consistently demonstrated the ‘service above self’ motto. They can be found giving their time and talents to improve the lives of the youth in the community through fundraising, volunteerism, and exemplary leadership.

Deeply involved in all aspects of theatrical performances at Penn Yan Elementary, Penn Yan Middle School, Penn Yan Academy, and Penn Yan Theatre Company, Dean and Grace have been integral to assuring each production goes off without a hitch. From directing productions to set disassembly, from creating costumes and building props to fundraising—and everything in between—Dean and Grace are first to volunteer.

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