The Volunteers of Fishers organization awarded its third annual winner of the “William D. Kehl Jr. Volunteer of the Year” award to Deta Lasley.  This prestigious award was presented to Lasley during the Fishers Freedom Festival’s Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, June 27th.

2009-06-27-volunteer-of-the-year-winner1Deta Lasley is a very responsible and dependable volunteer for the Fishers Police Department’s “Victim Advocate Call Program” which involves calling every victim of crime on a weekly basis for support.  She was the first volunteer to sign up, initiated expanding the program up to five additional volunteers and has personally contacted over 300 victims. 

Selected by a panel of judges, Lasley displayed exceptional dedication and commitment towards helping Fishers residents.  All award recipients are Fishers residents that have made a positive impact on the community by helping individuals, organizations or the Town of Fishers.  These winners have gone above and beyond to help or support others while being wonderful role-models. 

Past recipients of this award were Dub and Jeanne Clark in 2007 and Mary Pat McKee in 2008.  This award was named in loving memory of William D. Kehl Jr. whose life was tragically cut short and who dedicated many years to the Fishers Freedom Festival and the Town of Fishers.  He was an intricate part of our community and will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, his drive to be the best at everything, and his absolute dedication to his community.

(Pictured Above Left to Right: William Kehl Sr, Deta Lasley, Roxanne Kehl)