Dr. Harry Arvanis has been given the Denny Jacobs Public Servant Award by the city of East Moline.

Arvanis, a graduate of United Township High School, was a teacher at United Township for 37 years. He coached football and wrestling for more than 20 years. He currently is on the UT school board.

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He also has served on the East Moline Park Board for many years and was involved in the creation of the Empire Park playground area.

Arvanis has run the program servicing the adult softball leagues and added the girls ASA teams to the program. In addition, he has umpired in the Girls National Softball tournaments held in the Quad-City area.