- 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.