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Volunteer skates his way to honors

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One of Elgin’s most dedicated volunteers received special recognition for his more than 250 annual hours of community service and youth program involvement.The Texas Recreation and Parks Society awarded Carlos Gandia with its Individual Outstanding Service Award, earlier this month, for his work with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.As a volunteer, Gandia advocates for park funding, programming and community involvement. He spends time with young Elginites, encouraging them to get involved with the park development process and is leading a team of engaged teens in the creation of the city’s first permanent skate park.Gandia helps park staff run the ...

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