The Town of Prescott celebrated three award winners last night.
The Volunteer, Citizen and first ever Business of the Year awards were handed out at the Prescott Council meeting. Mayor Brett Todd says the Town couldn’t have three better recipients with a real family atmosphere at Kings Kitchen, where two of the award winners volunteer at, and also with Canadian Tire.
Suzanne Leizert-Rutter took home the Volunteer of the Year award. She has volunteered at Kings Kitchen and Seaway Church for over 1o years and has been involved with multiple fundraisers in town. Leizert-Rutter is also a member of the Prescott Royal Canadian Legion Branch #97 and donates baked goods and time for fundraisers.
Carol Casselman won the Citizen of the Year award for Prescott. Casselman coordinates volunteers and created Kings Kitchen in February of 2008. It has now grown into a weekly meal and serves around 230 meals every Wednesday. She also is the second Vice Chair of Champions for Kids Foundation and works with Seaway Church. She also won 2017 Woman of the Year from Girls Inc.
Canadian Tire is the recipient of the first Business of the Year award for Prescott. Owner Brian Dikdan accepted on behalf of the store. Canadian Tire has been serving Prescott and the area since 1935, with Dikdan taking ownership in 2017. The Prescott crew has organized multiple Jump Start fundraisers with the first annual Making Play Possible Jump Start golf tournament and dinner raising $26,000 for local youth.