The Frankenfields have volunteered together for years. This week, they won the 37th Sertoma Service to Mankind award -- together.
"That's the only way I would have accepted it," Dick Frankenfield, 71, joked.
Lawrence Sertoma members surprised the couple with the award at a banquet Tuesday night at the Lawrence Holidome.
"They're just tireless workers and are just always willing to help other people," Walter Hicks, the Sertoma president, said.
The Frankenfields have a long history of volunteering.
"We volunteered together for the last 30 years, since we've been married, as a team," Mrs. Frankenfield said.
The couple volunteers with LINK, are members of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, help out at Douglas County Senior Services and serve as Stephen Ministers. They deliver meals to the homebound once a week. Each works a volunteer shift once a week for the hospital auxiliary; she works in the gift shop and he coordinates the escort service and will be the president of the auxiliary this year. All in all, the two estimate they spend eight to 12 hours a week volunteering.
The Service to Mankind award is given annually by the Sertoma Club to people who have volunteered much of their time over a number of years. Sertoma is a group devoted to serving the community; the Lawrence club has around 40 members.
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