Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz

Gardner Parks and Recreation was presented with the 2015 Aquatics Special Event of the Year award for last year’s  ‘Summer Splash’ event. The award comes from the Kansas Recreation and Park Association. The presentation was made during the April 4 city council meeting. Pictured are Adraina Holopirek, recreation supervisor for the Aquatic Center, Jeff Stewart, department director, and Chris Morrow, mayor.