A long-time fixture of the Riverbend community will be honored tomorrow (Thursday) night by the Alton Godfrey Rotary Club. Jack Helmkamp is this year's Service Above Self awardee, an honor named in honor of former Rotarian Dr. Gordon Moore, who performed outstanding community service during his long residency in Alton.

Helmkamp tells The Big Z it is an honor to receive this award.

Click here for Helmkamp's comments

The banquet will be held in the Trimpe Building at Lewis and Clark Community College. It begins with cash-bar cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $40.00 per person with checks made out to Alton Godfrey Rotary Club. Tickets are still available at:

Norton and Rain Insurance, (618) 462-4455

Scheffel Boyle (618) 465-4288

Alex at Riverbend Growth Association (618)-467-2280

Steve at Carrollton Bank (618)-978-1499

Click here for the full interview with Helmkamp

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