Enterprise Grange honors Community Service Volunteers

O’FALLON – Enterprise Grange recently honored community members who have volunteered their time and talents to assisting the Grange with its work and help better the community.

Kathy Schmissear

Kathie Schmisseur was honored for her work as a Grange

member. Schmisseur stays busy by volunteering at the O’Fallon Township Rummage sale each month, sending birthday cards to female prisoners at Greenville Camp and all of the Enterprise Grange members, teaching at Sunday and Bible School at her church, and assisting with funeral luncheons.

Louise Johnston

Louise Johnston was Enterprise’s Junior Grange honoree. Louise serves as acolyte at her church most Sundays and even serves at her Granny’s church when visiting. She helps with the yard work at church and bakes desserts to welcome new members or ones who have lost loved ones.

Johnston was Vice President of her Quartrefoil 4-H Club. She is the youngest member of the East Patriot Guard Riders and helps set up and remove flag displays, hands out water to the adults in the flag line and participates in the flag line.

Ed True

Our non-member Community Service awardee was Ed True. True has

served as an O’Fallon alderman and on both District 90 and 203 school boards. Additionally, he is a decorated athlete, having won many awards in the Senior Olympics. 

True is heavily involved with the Rotary Club’s Foreign Exchange Students making sure they get where they belong and then back home. In 2018 he managed 80 students – 40 coming and 40 going. One of the

biggest jobs with this program is all the paperwork involved. True also teaches business classes at FloValley and Forest Park Colleges.

The O’Fallon Fire Department was the Grange’s fourth recipient. Since 1891 the O’Fallon Fire Department has been providing protection to the citizens of O’Fallon, Shiloh Valley, Caseyville and St. Clair Townships. In addition to the Fire Chief, they have three full time employees.  The majority of the fire suppression and rescue services are provided by 45 highly trained and dedicated volunteers distributed across four stations throughout their 44 square mile district.  Several members of the Grange appreciated their help when disaster struck them.

Enterprise Grange congratulates all of this year’s honorees.