INDIAN LAKE — Dale Frymyer was named “Citizen of the Year” for 2016 at the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner at Indian Lake.
Dale is the Grandson of the late Franklin and Phyllis Judy of Jackson Center and Parents of Karen (Judy) and Merle Frymyer.
Dale was awarded for his participation in the Indian Lake Community because he truly cares about Indian Lake. He helps out at the Chamber, whether it is to paint the office, sweep the office, deliver flares or deliver Lake Guides plus working at the many activities that the Chamber sponsors.
He helps out at the Indian Lake State Park picking up trash, trimming trees , painting the commissary, painting the bridges, keeping Sign locations weeded and any other activity the State Park has for him to due. He also decided this year that the Indian Lake Youth Soccer Program needed to refurbish their soccer goals. He sandblasted then repainted them. He also made a huge “Laker” billboard to display at the soccer fields. Dale volunteers each week at the Indian Lake food pantry.
Dale is a member of the Indian Lake Development Corporation where he is chairman of the Memorial Tree Project. He is in the process of locating more than 600 memorial trees, taking photographs, and sending letters to those who purchased the trees. He designed the new memorial plaque for the trees and is working to replace trees no longer alive from vandalism or having been removed as a result of severe weather.
Dale has been very involved with Habitat for Humanity for quite a few years. He has served on its Board of Directors and is currently president, donating many hours of his time being meeting chair or to driving out to pick up donated furniture for the Habitat’s ReStore. He has also been president of the Avondale Homeowners’ Association, organizing neighborhood events and helping to address neighborhood concerns. By volunteering in the community, Dale has become a Honda Hero, resulting in Honda donating to different organizations in his name.
Many people do not give a second thought about taking up a task, big or small- fun or unpleasant, and doing what needs to be done; quietly bringing about the subtle changes in our community that we may not see every day on a grand scale but that do affect individuals families, small interest groups, the overall community in the most monumental ways. This is the volunteer philosophy of Dale Frymyer.
Dale is retired from Honda of America.