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It was a packed house as the Town of High River paid tribute to their Volunteers of the Year Tuesday evening, April 17th.

Scott Forbes who won in the adult category hasn't let cancer treatments get in the way of him helping out.

"I was just counting it up last week it is 12 different boards, groups and committees," said Forbes. "It is me I always said well if I ever feel like I am on the way out or whatever I want to give back. People have been so good to me through my illness and before, I am going to give back what I can."

Forbes says he has a window of about two hours a day where he feels good, mainly in the evening, so he helps out where he can and most recently has signed up to help with the High River Handi Bus.

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For Hank Leeferink he says it felt wonderful to be honoured in the senior category, but he is sharing his award with everyone that helps out.

"It feels absolutely wonderful, but it takes so many people to do this," said Leeferink."To single me out is amazing but it is also all the others that deserve this award as well as I do."

He said there are a lot of volunteers from Rotary, Kinsmen and Lions that help to put on the Little Britches Parade.

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In the youth department Tate Barton for his work raising money for the High River Hospital Foundation cancer care through his lemonade stand.

Tate and his dad Jamie were on hand for the ceremony.

"It was good, exciting," said Tate.

Dad Jamie said it was a very proud moment to watch him get up there and accept his award.

"Pretty proud moment for me to watch him get up there."

The pair have a few new plans they are working on for the parade this year including, perhaps, a second lemonade plan.


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