WILMINGTON — Longtime Denver Place Elementary volunteer Ian Woods was honored recently by the Wilmington Chapter of the Modern Woodman Fraternal Financial Organization as a Hometown Hero Award recipient.
Modern Woodmen dedicates itself to improving the quality of life for area families and communities and recognizes individuals who are like minded in his or her commitment to serving others.
“Woods has been a devoted volunteer to Denver Place Elementary students and staff for several years,” said Connie Adams, Activities Coordinator for Modern Woodman’s Wilmington Chapter 17199.
Over the years, Woods has worked behind the scenes to assist teachers and students. He has served as a school crossing guard, worked to help organize and facilitate school events and activities, and has served as a study buddy for students needing more individualized instruction.
A dinner was held in Woods’ honor April 18 at McD’s Pub in Wilmington, where chapter members presented him with a Hometown Hero Award certificate and announced that a $100 voucher would be donated in his honor to Harvest of Gold — Woods’ charity of choice.
Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.