Denny Rehn was recognized by the Greater Kirkland Area Chamber of Commerce on June 6 as the 2013 Citizen of the Year.
This recognition was held in conjunction with the Friends of the Library spring luncheon at the Lutheran Church in Kirkland. More than 125 people attended the luncheon and the ceremony and more than $1,250 was raised for the Kirkland library.
Rehn was selected for his service to Kirkland. He has been a member of the Kirkland Lions Club for more than 40 years and has received the Fred Mannie award for Outstanding Lion. Rehn is known throughout northern Illinois for his famous pork chops, which were served at the July 4 festivities in Kirkland.
Rehn is a silent leader who often donates pork chops to groups to help causes in the Kirkland area. He never seeks attention for himself; rather, he focuses on the cause and the organization. Denny and Debbie Rehn led the Fourth of July parade as the parade marshals.