Shelley Sherper named Volunteer of the Month

Mayor John Dietz congratulated Shelley Sherper at Monday's City Council meeting.

Mayor John Dietz congratulated Shelley Sherper at Monday’s City Council meeting.

Shelley Sherper is Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for December.

She has been very active in her church as a Sunday school teacher, youth group leader, choir member and more.

Shelley Sherper

Shelley Sherper

Sherper also has been active in the RSVP program, especially Bookends. Bookends is a group that goes to local elementary schools to share interpretive readings of children’s books. She had acted as a moderator to help the children understand the books and how they relate to their own lives. She has adapted a number of books into dialogue format for interpretive reading appropriate for children, including a script developed from Charles Lindberg’s 400-page book about his solo flight to Paris.

Sherper was also involved in many volunteer activities before moving to Elk River in 1969.

She was honored at the Dec. 16 Elk River City Council meeting.

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