January 25, 2023 |

At the Rawlins City Council meeting last week, a well-known couple were recognized for their many contributions to the area. Copper and Tara France were presented with the city’s Community Builders Award for January. Jason Sehon, chair of the volunteer committee that selects the recipients, explained why the France’s were selected.

Ribbons of Hope helps residents in every community in the county who are in the process of battling cancer. The organization provides financial assistance that can be used to help with the cost of travel, lodging, meals and other expenses associated with cancer treatments. Last year, Ribbons of Hope raised $44,000 through various fundraising efforts.

The Frances donated the $100 check that comes with the award to Ribbons of Hope. In accepting the award, Copper France praised the “silent disciples” in Rawlins who do positive things that don’t get noticed, but which make the city a better place for all.

The Community Builder Award is presented monthly to local businesses, individuals or organizations for their volunteer service, sponsorship, promotion of programs and events and for other contributions significant to the quality of life in Rawlins.


Pictured above: File photo of Rawlins City Hall. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

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