Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rotary honors Broadway Ford owner for community giving

Broadway Ford owner Mont Crnkovich and Idaho Falls Rotary Club President Jackie Flowers with the F-150 pickup Crnkovich is donating as a grand prize to this year's Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck Race.
Mont Crnkovich, owner of Broadway Ford in Idaho Falls, was award the Rotary Club's Paul Harris Award for the support he has given the Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck Race over the years.

For the seventh straight year, Broadway Ford has donated a new pickup truck as the grand prize for the Duck Race, which will be held this year on Aug. 9. The F-150 pickup, done in "Duck Decor," has an estimated worth of $50,000, pushing Broadway Ford's donations to more than $250,000. All money from the Duck Race goes toward improvements to the Idaho Falls Greenbelt.

Presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow is the Rotary Foundation’s way of showing its appreciation for a significant contribution to the community. Besides the Duck Race, Crnkovich has distinguished himself has by giving to local high school, 4H and Idaho Falls Police Department programs and events.

The award is named after Rotary International’s founder, Paul Harris, who organized the first Rotary Club in 1905 to provide a venue for friendship and fellowship of professional and business men and women.

To date, Idaho Falls Rotary Club donations and matching funds have resulted in more than $4 million in greenbelt improvements since 1986.

More information about the race can be found at www.ifrotary.org.