The Huffeys receive their award. From left, Bill Musser of Decorah, representing PFLAG Northeast Iowa; George and Jean Huffey; Brooke Smith, senior policy and field coordinator of the PFLAG national office; and Dean Genth, president of the Iowa Council of PFLAG Chapters.
Jean and George Huffey of rural Waterville were recognized recently for their service to Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays PFLAG, a national organization with chapters throughout the United States.
The Huffeys were awarded a plaque which read: "With respect and gratitude, the PFLAG National Office, the Iowa PFLAG Council of Chapters, and the members of PFLAG Northeast Iowa recognize Jean and George Huffey for their years of dedicated service to PFLAG and their longstanding commitment to support, education, and advocacy on behalf of the LGBT community."
The award was given at a recent multi-state conference, "Achieving Marriage Equality in the Heartland," at Luther College in Decorah. The Huffeys were founders of the PFLAG Northeast Iowa chapter in 1996.