Karen Graham was recently voted as Volunteer of the Year for her dedication to the Friends of the Park/Barnes Preserve. She served as the organizations’ secretary the past four years and has been re-elected for 2020/2021. Karen is an active volunteer. She is always the first to volunteer for Clean Up Days, help with events, and uses her skills to create and maintain the Barnes Preserve brochure. Karen lives in Smithville with husband, John, and beloved dog, Barney. She is the administrative secretary for the Sheriff. She spends her summers at Prairie Lane Park with all the family and enjoys traveling.