Lindsay celebrates 2013 with awards


Lindsay had a lot to celebrate in 2013.

The City began to reverse the trend of indebtedness and lingering projects by finishing long overdue projects, and even a few new ones, without adding any new loans. Lindsay’s young women spent last year breaking school records and winning titles in both individual and team sports all the while keeping up their grades and involvement in high school activities. A long-time business celebrated its 70th anniversary and helped a community event have one of its most successful years ever. Overall, there was an excitement level of Lindsay created by community leaders of all ages in city hall, downtown and in the schools.

The people responsible for making 2013 a year to celebrate will be celebrated by the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce at its annual awards dinner, “A Night to Celebrate,” on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the McDermont Field House. This year’s winners were (drum roll please) …

• Man Of The Year – Rich Wilkinson

• Woman Of The Year – Bobbie Velasquez

• Youth Of The Year – Megan Salinas, Christina Castro, Marissa Knutson

• Business Of The Year – China’s Alley

• New Business Of The Year – Wild Bills Barbershop And Shave Parlor

• Employee Of The Year – Tamara Laken

• Organization Of The Year – Lindsay Police Officers Association

• Presidents Award – Elena Macias

The annual awards banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the McDermont Field House, located at 365 N. Sweetbrier Ave. in Lindsay. The chamber will present the following awards: Man of the Year; Women of the Year; Youth of the Year; Organization of the Year; Business of the Year; and Employee of the Year. The annual awards dinner was established to recognize significant contributions made by the Lindsay community members and businesses. Awards will be presented to individuals whom have exemplified the spirit of Lindsay.

For questions, contact the Chamber by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 559-562-4929.

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