Edelweiss Award 

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Marie Creger  2021 Edelweiss Recipient

Each year, the Frankenmuth Women's Club presents the Edelweiss Award to a Frankenmuth woman who has made a significant contribution to the community in the areas of education, civic development and/or social improvement.

We are proud to honor these local women who work to make our town such a wonderful place to live.

Edelweiss Award  Winners

  • Irene Zeilinger (2000)

  • Judith Zehnder-Keller (2001)

  • Norene Kern (2002)

  • Ruth Kroepel (2003)

  • Joan Kuhne (2004)

  • Pat Arvilla (2005)

  • Elva Kehrberg (2006)

  • Sharill McNally (2007)

  • Lynn Zuellig (2008)

  • Sally VanNess (2009)

  • Mary McEwen (2010)

  • Laurajeanne Kehn (2011)

  • Karen Zehnder (2012)

  • Mary Ellen Simon (2013)

  • Linda Howard (2014)

  • Ruth Abraham Baker (2015)

  • Gretna Van Fleet (2016)

  • Susan Piesko (2017)

  • Nancy Birdsall (2018)

  • Norma Roenicke (2019)

The Edelweiss Award

The recipient was announced in April and will be formally recognized at the Club meeting on May 5, 2021. A donation of $500.00 will be presented to the Greater Frankenmuth Area Community Foundation in the recipient's honor, designated to the cause of her choice. A plaque commenting the Edelweiss Award Winner will be on display at the Wickson Memorial Library. 


Download the Edelweiss Award Nomination form here. Additional nomination forms are available at The Wickson Memorial Library and The Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce.  Questions can be directed to: Ruth Wallace, Chairman, 704-408-1505.