ALTON — The Board of Directors of Kreative Kids Learning Center awarded its 2015 Concern For Children awards to the Bucket Brigade and John Keller.
The award, presented at the center’s Community Appreciations Breakfast on Dec. 15, recognizes organizations and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the center’s mission of providing quality early childhood education to children from working families.
The painters of the Bucket Brigade Local 471 and DC 58 Young Lions volunteered their time, talents and resources to paint the center’s hallways and three classrooms. The project was organized by Candice Rejmenczak and Cy Austin, who arranged for the paint and supplies to be donated by the Sherwin-Williams Co. of Alton.
John Keller, regional president of Carrollton Bank, is the only two-time recipient of the award. In 2001, Keller was presented the award for exceptional leadership and council during a challenging financial time for the organization. Throughout the years, Keller has been a significant financial adviser to the center’s board and staff, an advocate for children and education and a leader in developing and promoting the community.
“John Keller represents everything that is right about community-minded banking,” Kreative Kids Learning Center CEO Keith Neuber said. “He has been invested in our success and a source of encouragement and support in helping us enrich the lives of children.”
The center is a Gold Circle of Quality early childhood education as recognized by Excelerate Illinois. The center is located at 121 Elm St. in Alton and serves children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. For information, visit www.kreativekidsadc.com.