2015 Outstanding Volunteer Honoree: DJ Ecklebarger
DJ Ecklebarger – “The Dahlia Guy” Beautifying Beresford Park with amazing Dahlias
(PARKS & RECREATION)
DJ started volunteering after he attended the Citizens Academy, 10 years ago. There was someone talking about getting involved in the community. After the meeting he asked if there was somewhere he could grow Dahlias. He was offered planting space around Beresford Park on 28th Avenue. The perfect volunteer assignment was created. He absolutely LOVES doing it.
DJ, an award winning member of the Dahlia Society shows and County fairs, selects and donates the Dahlia bulbs and rotates the selection and color each year so that the public gets to see different ones each year.
On behalf of the community “Thank you for the amazing display of flowers, they are beautiful.”