Friday evening Ellen and I participated in a surprise party for Greg Carlson. Greg has been selected to receive the St. Olaf College 2007 Alumni Distinguished Service Award.
Most likely everyone in Northfield has been touched by Greg in one way or another. Greg has been instrumental in assisting many organizations with fundraising efforts. He has often provided accounting and bookkeeping functions. His most recent effort is to try and get as many people involved in volunteer activies as possible, and get them to commit to giving 5 hours a week to their community.
Greg’s brothers Jeff, Barry and Gary, and sister Kristen were the organizers behind the party on Friday. Greg was kept ‘in the dark’ about the award and was escorted into the clubhouse in a blindfold by his children…
Justin and others recounted all the good works Greg has been involved with. I worked with Greg on two school bond levy elections and know how important his services have been. As a fellow Ole I’m pleased to know that Greg is being honored in this manner.