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Local man honored for community service

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Yakima, WASH-- The Yakima Chamber of Commerce honored one of their own Monday.

John Gasperetti received the 2012 Ted Robertson Community Service Award.

The award is given to someone who makes generous contributions to the Yakima Valley.

Gasperetti owns a restaurant downtown, but spends a lot of his time volunteering and raising funds for local organizations.

"I think when you do business in Yakima or in the community that you should give back to the community," said Gasperetti. "You can't do maybe everything, but you can volunteer."

Gasperetti has helped several organizations, including Children's Village and the Memorial Foundation.

Gasperetti said the valley has supported him for more than 40 years, and giving back is the least he can do.