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David and Judy Rimple will be presented with the first-ever Charles D. Lemmond Jr. Community Spirit Award at an awards reception set for Tuesday, June 18 at Lemmond Theater on the campus of Misericordia University.

Established by The Dallas Post, the award is named after the former senator who passed away in 2012 and is designed to recognize a resident of the Back Mountain for his or her leadership and advancement of community spirit.

The award honors those who endeavor to improve the lives of Back Mountain residents through oustanding community service, public service or philantrophy and embody Senator Lemmond’s commitment to doing the right thing, in the right way, for the right reason.

The Rimples started the development of the Back Mountain Trail on the old Lehigh Valley Railroad bed. The trail, being developed for over a decade, connects Luzerne Borough with Dallas Township.

The awards reception is free and open to the public; however, reservations are necessary and will be made on a first-come/first-served basis.

To make a reservation, Call The Dallas Post at 675-5211 or email Dallas Post Editor Dotty Martin at dmartin@mydallaspost.com. Please leave your name, your telephone number and the number of people in your party.

A free will donation will be taken at the event to benefit the Back Mountain Trail.

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