A German Valley woman was surprised to hear her name announced as the German Valley Area's Most Valuable Person June 7.
Judy Klentz thanked Donna Smith for presenting her the award during the intermission of the Little Miss and Mister competition.
Klentz said she was surprised to win and the recognition was a positive note for the year.
Klentz has helped decorate at Silver Creek Reformed Church and has served as the chairman of the Country Store booth during Women's Ministries Bazaars.
She planned and worked with area youth to create the mural on the Ben Miller Park shelter.
Klentz also helped refurbish the German Valley Historical Museum in 2012.
Smith said Klentz is a positive person her efforts in the community help preserve the history of German Valley.
Klentz was nominated because of her work at the church, museum, and other community projects.
The Most Valuable Person award is sponsored by the German Valley Lions Club.
Following the presentation of the MVP, the new Little Miss and Little Mister German Valley were announced.
Lacey Politsch earned the Little Miss title. She is the daughter of Bryan and Heather Politsch.
Jakob Kobler earned the Little Mister title. He is the son of Jason and Debbie Kobler.
The two winners rode in the German Valley Days parade June 8.
Smith said the annual festival enjoyed a full weekend of clear skies and perfect weather for the events.