BANGOR, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Paying it forward.
That's the philosophy Deb Gerke lives by. She and her sister Pam Olson are teachers.
Along with a passion for education, the two now share November's Jefferson Award.
The Jefferson Award honors community and public service.
Gerke's philosophy summarizes the award's primary purpose-to serve as a call to action for volunteers.
Watch Dave Solie's story in the video player above.