The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 24, 2013

Hoopeston groups hand out awards

BY CAROL HICKS
Commercial-News

HOOPESTON — Hoopeston honored its citizens during a special event at Ira Owen Kreager American Legion Post 384 Monday evening.

The Hoopeston Jaycee Chapter and the Chamber of Commerce recognized those citizens in chapter, local businesses and exemplery service areas in Hoopeston. Honored were:

Jaycee awards

Jaycee Rookie of the Year — Kenny Byerly

Jaycee Associate of the Year — Greg Bertram

Jaycee of the Year — Callie Huffman

Past President’s Award — Brad Hardcastle

2013 Jaycee President — Brett Rush

Chamber of Commerce awards

Community Service Award — Anderson Funeral Home

Retailer of the Year — Hoopeston IGA

Family Business of the Year — Brian and Robin Lawson

New Business of the Year — Robinson Chiropractic

Chamber President’s Award — Flowers & Gifts by Molly Culbert

Food Service Award — Fast Lanes Bowling Alley

Service awards

EMA Volunteer of the Year — Roy Kohl

EMT of the Year — Hoopeston EMT Service

Firefighter of the Year — Hoopeston Fire Department

Police Officer of the Year — Calvin "Thomas" Showers