(Riverton, Wyo) – Several presentations were made during Tuesday night’s Fremont County School District #25 Trustees meeting, including special recognition to one individual and one business for their contributions to community recreation. Introduced by the President of the FCSD #25 Recreation Board Lee Martinez, trustees Dean Peranteaux and Glenn Ogg presented plaques to Kathy Fisher, the Volunteer of the Year, and to Fremont Beverages of Riverton for being a Friend of Recreation.
(Photo cutline for above photo: FCSD#25 Trustee Dean Peranteaux, and Rec Board President Lee Martinez presented the Volunteer of the Year award to Kathy Fisher. Photo by Ernie Over)
Peranteaux said Fisher was the President of the Riverton Swim Club and as such “she had totally revamped the organization, involved more people in the club including parents, repaired relationships and was instrumental in organizing a new board and a tax-exempt status for the club.” Peranteaux also noted that Fisher was quite active in “behind the scenes” activities, both with the club and securing practice times at the Riverton Aquatic Center and earning a good relationship with the national USA Swimming organization. “Under her guidance, the Riverton Swim Club grew from a handful of swimmers and one coach to hundreds of kids participating today and five coaches,” he said. Peranteaux credited Fisher with bringing many swimming events to the city and boosting the local economy. “She’s given a competitive swimming opportunity to hundreds of kids which supports our school swimming programs.”
Fisher received a long ovation from the packed meeting room.
Ogg then acknowledged the work done in the community through support and sponsorships provided by Fremont Beverages. “Fremont is a loyal contributor to all recreation activities and supports both youth and adult programs,” he said. Accepting the award was Lance Bolte.