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By Karla Pomeroy

Mother and son honored as Extra Mile Heroes


April 29, 2021

Karla Pomeroy

Kay Fritzler (second from left) and Scott Fritzler (second from right) were presented the Extra Mile Hero Award for the City of Worland. Presenting the awards are Worland Senior Center Executive Director Wendy Fredricks (left), Mayor Jim Gill (center) and Clerk/Treasurer Tracy Glanz (far right).

WORLAND - Worland Mayor Jim Gill recognized two Worland residents, a mother and son, as the Extra Mile Heroes at last Tuesday's meeting, April 20.

The mayor said several months ago he became aware of a national group "Going the Extra Mile" recognizing special people in community's around the country.

"I looked at the criteria, which included those who have made a difference with your city government. I though about this and came up with the 'dynamic duo' of Scott Fritzler, chairman of the Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission and his mother, Kay Fritzler of the Worland Garden Club.

Gill said Scott Fritzler also donates his time to other organizations including hanging senior banners downtown.

Kay Fritzler has helps plant the flowers around the city hall and at Pioneer Park as part of the Worland Garden Club. She also volunteers time at the Worland Senior Center.

Council member and Senior Center executive Director Wendy Fredricks told the council that Kay Fritzler has served on the senior center board of trustees for the past six years.

"I have known her since I started at the center almost 15 years ago. I could never express how much Kay has given back to the community, but through the senior center, she has volunteered countless hours and saved the senior center thousands of dollars. She volunteers every week to take money at lunch and to teach Tai Chi.

"Kay is always there to give a helping hand, she has helped everywhere in the building. She has helped out in the kitchen, thinned filing cabinets, worked various fundraisers, baked for fundraisers, taken care of our flower beds, helped seniors enroll in Medicare Part -D, helped train board members and staff. She will edit documents, she has also painted trim around the building. Kay is always a phone call away, she is selfless, we can always count on her, and I can't think of anyone more deserving of this award," Fredricks said.

The Fritzlers were unable to attend the council meeting and were presented with certificates on Friday.

The certificates states, "City of Worland Extra Mile Hero for making significant contributions to our community and going the extra mile to make the City of Worland a better place to live."


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