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YORK – Steve Moseley and Susan Cox have been crowned King and Queen of Yorkfest 2022.

The two were honored at the annual Coronation Luncheon on Friday, which is a Yorkfest tradition.

Those who named Moseley said: “He is always ready to help or help and the word ‘no’ is not in his vocabulary. He has been a major volunteer contributor to our community. He was a member and secretary of the York Optimist Club, whose members participate in community service programs that aim to bring out the best in young people.

“He was a certified instructor and volunteer for Nebraska Game and Parks and was involved in sharing his love and teaching the art of fishing to young and old.”

Moseley has been a mentor at TeamMates since 2014. It has been said, “with his out-of-the-box thinking, ability to communicate, patience and commitment to the goal of the program, he has improved the lives of three young men.”

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The glowing nominations for Moseley also said: “As a volunteer with York Adopt A Pet, he has helped with several fundraising events and offered his photography skills for pet and event photos to be posted on their website.”

He also volunteered his photography skills for the Nebraska High School Rodeo Association, whose mission is “to promote the sport of rodeo and the highest type of conduct and sportsmanship, and to exhibit its positive image to the general public.” audience”.

Moseley is also a member of Kathy Johnson’s wildlife rescue team. “They are dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned and injured Nebraska wildlife with the goal of returning an animal to its natural habitat.” Johnson added that Moseley “is one of the few carriers to step in and help us on a regular basis. He’s definitely selfless and dedicated to my mission as a rehabilitation worker.

During his 18 years in the York community, he was a writer, photographer, columnist and editor of the York News-Times. Claiming to be retired but yet appearing to be on call, YNT’s Carrie Colburn said: “He’s always incredibly kind with his time and willingness to step in and help when we ask.”

The nominators said Cox, this year’s queen, is a “positive, caring and approachable person. She was a member of Friends of the Library and served for 15 years on the Kilgore Memorial Library Board. The library board was responsible for reviewing policies, advising on the preparation of the library’s annual budget, and encouraging the use of the public library to promote its programs and services. She co-chaired the Friends’ Souper soup sale and participated in the York Uncorked fundraiser. She also delivered library books to Willowbrook residents.

They also praised Cox for her willingness to help others, saying, “Those with mobility issues, who need transportation to and from their destinations, know she’s there to help.”

Cox served for nine years on the Epworth Village Board of Trustees in various capacities. Their mission was to provide comprehensive, family-centered services “that bring hope and healing to children, youth, and families in Nebraska and in a compassionate and caring way.”

As a member of First United Methodist Church in York, she served for many years on boards including trustees, finance and pastor-parish relations.

Cox has volunteered many hours in various York Adopt A Pet functions.

She also assisted with convention registration, delivery of brochures, and collection of visitor information and free gift packages for the York County Visitors Bureau.

Proponents noted that she was a mentor for students “long before the TeamMates program was developed and available locally. She retired from teaching after 35 years, but was always available to contract out when needed. She had a positive impact and never gave up on her students. She was also the recipient of the prestigious Golden Apple Award – also known as the York Public Schools Teacher of the Year Award – given annually by the York News-Times.

Moseley and Cox will rule the festivities over Yorkfest weekend and represent the community throughout the year at other events.

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