Waukon Wellness Center recognizes winners of 2019 Bob Heffern “Get Your Rear in Gear” Memorial Awards ...

Ann-Elise Bakkum and Harold “Pepper” Miller were recently chosen as co-winners of the Waukon Wellness Center’s 2019 Bob Heffern “Get Your Rear In Gear” Memorial Award, presented as a one-year membership to the Wellness Center for each individual. Pictured above at the award presentation are, left to right, Waukon Park and Recreation Wellness Director Jeremy Strub, Ann-Elise Bakkum and Harold “Pepper” Miller displaying the plaque which will bear the names of the award winners as it hangs in the lobby area of the Waukon Wellness Center.

This award was initiated and sponsored by Bob Heffern’s children and their families in his memory to honor and recognize individuals who exemplify the qualities and ideals of their father and his perseverance and dedication to wellness. Bob Heffern was an avid supporter and promoter of the Waukon Wellness Center and may be remembered subtly encouraging others to take charge of their health by word and example. To those he loved best, he may have not so subtly conveyed a message to the effect of “Get Your Rear in Gear!” Thus, the name of this memorial award was derived and through the generosity of the Heffern family will benefit other individuals in the local community for years to come. Submitted photo.

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