Nominate Someone for the Fran Yehle Friendship Award
Fran Yehle was an activist, very involved in her community. Some of the things she volunteered her time to include low-income housing, mental health, League of Women Voters, environmental preservation, the Lakewood charter, Eiber Elementary School and the RTD light-rail extension into Lakewood. She was one of the founders of the Eiber Neighborhood Association, and helped write the by-laws. She was an avid gardener and her gardens were always gorgeous. Everywhere she went became a better place to be. Oh, and she could knit like nobody’s business! She took her knitting with her everywhere she went, and could carry on a conversation and never miss a stitch!! It is with much love that we created the Fran Yehle Friendship Award. She was the epitome of friendship, and was an extraordinary neighbor.
You know, we have a neighborhood full of good neighbors. We help each other, learn from each other, share our time and knowledge with each other. And there are a few of us who are actually outstanding amongst us. They just go through life, making the world a better place, just like Fran did. We would like to recognize these neighbors every year, even though they do what they do without wanting or needing to be recognized.