LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)- A Lafayette legend is recognized for over 40 years of service to the city.
Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski presented the Marquis de Lafayette award to Lafayette Parks Board Member Victor Klinker Monday.
The Marquis de Lafayette award is not an annual recognition; it is given at the mayor's discretion.
It's the highest award the mayor can give to a citizen.
Klinker said he was very surprised to receive the award during Monday's Parks and Recreation Board meeting.
"It was a very fine day. A little surprising, and they did a very nice job. I appreciate everything they did," Klinker said.
Klinker is officially retiring from the Park Board.
He told News 18 he doesn't have any plans for now, but that his wife Sheila is sure to keep him busy during retirement.
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