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Holly and Ben Ekern know the value servitude and the tradition that can propel it forward.
Growing up, the husband and wife said they were taught by each of their own parents to become an active member in their community through volunteering and providing a helping hand.
Ben said he often saw his mother and father volunteering through their church and helping others in any way they knew they could, and Holly said her parents were also very active in the church, prompting her to be involved as well.
“You said yes, even when your parents said yes for you,” Holly said.
Now, the December Volunteers of the Month are passing down the service tradition to their four children, Michael, Thomas, Ellie and Grace.