To the editor:
Our sincerest congratulations go to Pat Powers for being honored for his contributions to this community and the state of Iowa. His can-do spirit propels so many worthy efforts. We are lucky to have him here.
You may not know it, but the "Power" in our name Power Up YOUth is in honor of Pat. Long ago, Webster City youth identified that Pat's contributions made him the best candidate for the first Community Champion for Youth, therefore we thought it logical to name our coalition, that aims to follow his example, after him.
Pat, this latest honor is well-deserved. We are proud that you loaned us the use of your name.
Power Up YOUth