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Hillyard Hall of Fame awards

- were handed out Saturday at a dessert event at The Outlaw Café. Here are the winners:

Junior/senior volunteer of the year: Laura O’Brien from O’Brien’s Used Furniture.

Best supporting neighbor: Steve Bucknell of the Hillyard Festival Association.

The ‘design your own award’ winner is: Ross Russell, for Chief Grunt of the Year.

Rookie of the year: Richard Burris, from Hillyard Community Futures, GHBA, and much more.

The Above and Beyond award goes to:

Business – The Outlaw Café, for hosting meeting after meeting, fundraisers and the Hillyard Santa.

Individual – Marv and Vickie Peterson, for all they do to bring the neighborhood together.

Friend of Hillyard Award:

Business – The Exchange newspaper, for helping with advertising and for reaching out to the neighborhood even during tough times.

Individual – Pia Hallenberg with the Spokesman-Review Hillyard Blog, for sharing with the world how great Hillyard is.

Citizen leader of the year: Luke Tolley, because of all the work he does for countless organizations here, and he has a Hillyard crest tattoo on his leg.

And finally, the Hillyard Hall of Fame award goes to Desi Bucknell for her almost 10-year long history of being a leader in the neighborhood.

Congratulations to all.

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Welcome to the Hillyard neighborhood blog. My name is Pia Hallenberg and I’ve worked as a journalist in Spokane since the fall of 1998; for the last six years I've worked for The Spokesman-Review.

In April, I started a neighborhood blog on South Perry Street (where I live). When it came time to expand the blog activity, Hillyard was an easy pick: There is so much going on in this neighborhood in terms of new businesses and street improvements, festivals and new construction - and there is a strong sense of neighborhood history and pride. I'm looking forward to highlighting all of that on this blog.

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