2021 Mayor Lyle Anderson Gold Leaf Award Award for Volunteer Service Recipients

Gold Leaf Award Recipient Laura Angst Gartin with Mayor Jared Carr
2021 Adult Recipient - Laura Angst Gartin

Laura Angst Gartin was nominated for the adult Gold Leaf  award in recognition of her services to Live2GiveHope, which provides resources to foster and adoptive families, and for her service with the Pregnancy Support Center. 

Angst Gartin, organization operates six programs that assists more than 250 foster children across 18 Missouri counties including Laclede County. She is married to her husband, Billy, and they adopted their daughter, Deanna, in September of 2020. 

Gold Leaf Award Recipient Dezaray Ward with Mayor Jared Carr
2021 Youth Recipient

Dezaray Ward was nominated for the 2021 award in recognition of hundreds of hours of community service to Lane Change. Using her life experience with addiction, Ward has created an education program for addiction education and she has spent hundreds of hours educating area youth groups about addiction issues.