Neyens named volunteer of the year

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Ray Neyens, left, was named the volunteer of the year at the Winner Area Chamber of Commerce banquet. Making the presentation is Mike Scott, executive director of the Chamber.

If you need something built, mowed or someone to serve on a board call Ray Neyens.

For his efforts Neyens was named the Winner Area Chamber of Commerce volunteer of the year.

Besides being someone who volunteers his time, he is a third generation farmer. In 2019 he was recognized by the S.D. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources as a Century Farm.

Neyens has coached country conference basketball and was active in Boy Scouts.

He is a Farmers Union member, serves on the Farm Service Agency country committee, currently serving as vice president, a Knights of Columbus member, supporter of Tripp County

Community Foundation, Pheasants Forever, Rosebud Arrow, Rod and Gun club. In the gun club he has held an office for 25 years, instructor for Hunter safety course for 30 years, 4-H shooting sports instructor for 10 years. Neyens is on the board of the Tripp County Historical Society where he is involved with fundraisers, mows the grounds and helps maintain buildings on the museum grounds.

In 2013, he was named the outstanding member.

Ray and his wife  Rita have been married for 52 years. They have three sons and six grandchildren.

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