Penn Yan residents Dean and Grace Knapton were honored this week as the recipients of Keuka College’s 2017 Donald and Corinne Stork Award for Community Service. Called ‘shining examples of community service,’ Dean and Grace have consistently demonstrated the ‘service above self’ motto. They can be found giving their time and talents to improve the lives of the youth in our community through fundraising, volunteerism, and exemplary leadership.
Grace explains why the couple has been so deeply involved in all aspects of theatrical performances at Penn Yan Elementary, Penn Yan Middle School, Penn Yan Academy, and Penn Yan Theatre Company over the years.
The Stork Award was established in 1991 by Keuka College to recognize outstanding individuals who exemplify the College’s commitment of valuing individual initiative for the common good. The award was named after its first recipients, Penn Yan residents Corinne Stork and the late Donald Stork.