Lantern Award recipients announced


The Westfield Chamber of Commerce has just announced its 2013 Lantern Award recipients and will celebrate their achievements with the city on Sept. 21. The annual Lantern Awards celebration will be held at the Palomino Ballroom in Westfield and attended by city, chamber, school, business and community representatives. At this event each of these entities will recognize individuals who serve this community with diligence and integrity while exhibiting to the highest degree the values of each organization. Tickets $50 per person and can be reserved by calling the chamber at 804-3030.

“This year’s recipients are businesses and individuals who have been involved in the community for quite a long time,” Chamber Executive Director Julie Sole said. “The Lantern Awards highlight those who work diligently and are committed to providing the best for the organization they represent. The efforts of these recipients certainly contribute to the strong and caring fabric of this community.”

2013 Lantern Award recipients are:

Business of the Year – Standard Locknut, LLC

Citizen of the Year – Mic Mead

Volunteers of the Year – Janet Lome and Shannon Hamerin

Outstanding Service Organization – Janus Developmental Services, Inc.

Westfield Business – Curtis Dyna-Fog, Ltd.

City of Westfield Exemplary Employee – Teresa Evans

Westfield Public Works STAR Award – Mike Morgan

Westfield Fire Department Leading with an Attitude of Servitude Award – Dennis Everitt

Westfield Police Department Above and Beyond Award – Samuel Newlin-Haus

Westfield Washington Schools Shamrock Excellence Award – Dennis Ells