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Foley earns Worthington Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award

Anne Foley is this year's recipeint of the Elks Distinguished Citenzenship Award. (Alyssa Sobotka / The Globe)

WORTHINGTON — Worthington Elks Lodge #2287 has awarded Anne Foley with this year’s Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award.

Regarded as a supporter of the community’s children, Foley was chosen for the award by the organization’s outgoing exalted ruler, Chris Dybevick.

“I chose Anne as the award winner because of her tireless efforts to help children in our community and in the school system,” Dybevick said. “All of the Elks’ money goes towards children or veterans’ programs, and Anne has been instrumental in implementing and helping with children’s programs in Nobles County.”

Foley is Independent School District 518 Community Education’s enrichment programs coordinator.

Foley said the award came as a surprise, and added that it’s very humbling to be honored for something she feels is her duty to give back.

“I’ve been raised that you need to make the world a better place than what you’ve entered it,” Foley said. “I feel strongly about taking care of kids, especially so that they do well in their school journey or life as youngsters and feel that they’ve had someone that helped them.”

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