Timber Dan has new name — 2013 Delano Citizen of Year

DelanoCitizenOfYearThe General Federated Women’s Club of Delano has chosen Dale VanderLinden as Delano’s 2013 Citizen of the year. The GFWC looks for someone who over the years has shown leadership by example through volunteerism. Above, VanderLinden, center, pours juice from the Delano Lions apple cider press at the 2010 Delano Heritage Festival. Mary K. VanderLinden, left, supplies the apples as Hunter Wren, right, cranks away. Art Albrecht waits for a taste. Also known as Lion Timber Dan, VanderLinden has been involved with other groups in addition to the Lions. For example, he has helped with the Best of 12 (Dassel to Delano) Wagon Train. He will be honored at a banquet on Saturday, April 13, at the Delano American Legion. GFWC members will sell tickets. (File photo by Susan Van Cleaf)