Person of the Week: Ed Kirkby 5/6/19
This week’s Person of the Week is a faithful volunteer to the Industrial Arts Program at Marion High School.
For the past 11 years, Ed Kirkby has been a volunteer at the school helping kids in the wood shop.
While that in itself is a significant donation, Kirkby didn’t stop there.
During those 11 years, he donated approximately $50,000 in new state-of-the-art equipment for the Industrial Technology program including multiple saws. He also recently donated a CNC router table.
Kirkby served the people of Osceola County for many years as a county commissioner and his day job was a geologist for the state of Michigan.
For his generosity and dedication to Marion Schools, Ed Kirkby receives this week’s title of Person of the Week.
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