Bethell honored for booster efforts

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Danielle Bethell nearly missed her big moment at the Jan. 23 Keizer First Citizen Awards Banquet. “We almost didn’t come,” Bethell said, referring to herself and husband Nathan. “My daughter was having a rough day today. She wanted us to stay home, so we almost stayed home. But I’m really glad that we didn’t.” That’s because Bethell was honored that night with the President’s Award from Keizer Chamber of Commerce president Bob Zielinski. “Some people know how to motivate others to get things done,” said Zielinski, who shared Keizer First Citizen honors with wife Pam four years ago. “Others show up like worker bees and complete projects, doing anything and everything they can that is needed to complete the function. My choice of the person to receive the President’s Award has both of these characteristics, plus this person has an amazing talent to be able to create a project by envisioning the good things that can happen in the community.” Zielinski also referenced Bethell’s volunteering at the Keizer Iris Festival, at McNary High School Blue Day, Keizer Rotary and most recently as the leader of the MHS turf field project. “So that gives it away, I guess,” Zielinski said. “It’s pretty limited who worked on all of those projects. She is the president of the McNary (Athletic) Boosters Club and one I’m very...

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