The South Grenville Chamber of Commerce honoured their best and brightest last night at their annual awards gala. Sharon Stein was recognized for her artistic contributions to South Grenville, with the Community Artistic and Cultural Contribution Award. There were several worthy nominees for this award including Chris Hale, Kevin Hutt, Jon Marshall, and Cindy Van Lanen.
The Reverend Gerry Ring Memorial Community Service Award went to Carol Butcher for the years of work and dedication she has poured into the growth of South Grenville. She has tirelessly volunteered within the community over the past 40 years, demonstrating leadership in various organizations, from the Edwardsburgh Figure Skating Club to the Spencerville Agricultural Society. Also nominated in this category: Kevin Hutt, for his dedication to economic growth in Prescott and his charitable efforts within the South Grenville Community; Sue Leizert-Rutter, for her dedication to King’s Kitchen, volunteer hours, and compassion; Robert Pelda, for his development efforts and long term dedication to the to South Grenville’s tourism, residence, and business growth; and Norrie Spence, for all her work with Youth of South Grenville through her position with Connect Youth in Prescott and as a member of the Spencerville District Optimus Club.
The Mike Boyles Memorial Corporate Service Award went to The Twinkle & Twine store on King Street in Prescott. They are being recognized for the perserverance and vision that led to their improvement and expansion as they contribute to the local business community. There were a number of deserving nominees for this award; check our website for all the details.
The Connie Dickey Memorial Youth Award went to Alyssa Alguire for her 90 hours of volunteering. She has worked on Light Up the Night, Student Council, fundraising for leadership conferences, mentoring youth, bringing awareness of Native issues and being a role model for youth in the community.
Guest Speaker was Leeds Grenville MPP Steve Clark.