The Defeat of Jesse James Days Committee is pleased to announce that the 2013 Joseph Lee Heywood Distinguished Service Award Recipient is Emily Schmitz.

Emily has been involved in many volunteer efforts in our Northfield ranging from St Dominic Church, the Northfield Hospital Board, the League of Women voters, and many programs at the Community Action Center. At the CAC Emily has one special program that is dear to her heart and has dedicated many years to, the Christmas Sharing Program. Serving as ambassador for the CAC, she has raised thousands of dollars for the remarkable holiday gift program.

Emily and her husband Peter and have lived in Northfield since 1968. They have two children Bill and Martha.

Emily is the 31st Recipient of this very prestigious award

Emily will be honored Wednesday September 4, 2013 at the Northfield Ballroom

The Defeat of Jesse James Days Heywood Nominating Committee is always looking for new possible candidates. Please send your name and phone number with your nominee’s name (must be a Northfield MN area resident) and their volunteer history to: Jeanne Schnobrich P.O. Box 23 Northfield, MN 55057

To read about past recipients and the annual banquet, just click here!