Community service recognized
Clintonville gives award to Gretzinger
By Bert Lehman
The Clintonville City Council awarded Jeremy Gretzinger a Community Service Award for his help in repairing damage to Graceland Cemetery that was caused by vandalism on March 15.
Gretzinger, of Gretzinger Landscaping and Evergreens in Shawano, repaired the damage at no cost. He received the Community Service Award at the June 14 council meeting.
Ald. Darrell Hansen, who is also the Cemetery administrator, thanked Gretzinger, telling the council that Gretzinger and his son spent “the good part of a day” at the cemetery repairing the damage caused by a vehicle.
Hansen said the vandalism caused around $2,000 worth of damage.
“It was a sad day, and I was just sick (about it). It still bothers me to this day that somebody would do something like that,” Hansen said.
“And I just applaud you (Gretzinger) and your family for what you did there (repairing the damage) for us.”
Without Gretzinger’s help and generosity, it would have taken the cemetery a long time to fix the damage, Hansen said.
Gretzinger told the council that he was glad to be able to help fix the damage.
Hansen added that the cemetery is researching the idea of adding cameras to the cemetery to help stop vandalism.