The Rockford Park District held a special employee excellence ceremony on Tuesday where they announced their 2016 Park District Employee and Team of the Year, so now you'll have to excuse me while I brag on my brother for a minute.

Yep, this is my little brother, and I am so very proud of him.

 

In my family, Kyle is the hard-working and sensitive one, while I'm the smart and sassy one. (Right, Mom and Dad?) He is a kind and loving husband and father, and has always given 110% as a Rockford Park District employee ever since he was 15 and started as a grounds keeper at Magic Waters.

He often sacrifices time with family to fix problems, avoid crises, or recently, making a ton of snow for the Snow Park at Alpine Hills and annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition at Sinnissippi Park. He sets a shining example for his son and daughter, and I am so thankful my girls get to call him, Uncle Kyle.

 

Shannon Zimmerman, Townsquare Media
Shannon Zimmerman, Townsquare Media
Shannon Zimmerman, Townsquare Media

Ok, I'm done bragging now. Congratulations Kyle, you certainly deserve this award, and we are so proud of you!