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Living Better Community Service Award goes to Nicky Thompson

Nicky Thompson is presented the Live Better Community Service Award by Chris Tackmann, Vice President, Member & Administrative Services, for her volunteer work with the Backpack Program at Our Neighbors’ Place. Submitted photo

Nicky Thompson is Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services' Live Better Community Service Award winner for the first quarter of 2019. Thompson received the award and a $100 Visa gift card on Jan. 3 for her generous work as a volunteer with the Backpack Program with Our Neighbors' Place in River Falls.

Thompson has been a volunteer with Our Neighbors' Place since 2014. She is the current

coordinator for the Backpack Program and is responsible for ordering all the food, coordinating volunteers, packing the backpacks and delivering every week to local schools.

She also handles the menu planning and reporting.

"Nicky is vital to the success of this program," said Our Neighbors' Place Program Coordinator Shelly Smith. "She volunteers with a wonderfully positive attitude."

Thompson is the clerk for the town of Kinnickinnic. In her spare time, she enjoys family time

with her husband and four children, especially camping trips.

Nominate a volunteer

Nominate a volunteer from the communities within our service area by completing the

nomination form available at under Community, or contact the office

at 800-924-2133. The deadline for the second quarter award is March 15, 2019.