The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced the Citizen of the Year award recipients.
"We would like to thank everyone who sent nomination letters in," said Beverly Kinney, Citizen of the Year event chair. "Again, as in the past, the letters were truly inspiring. We have many special people in our small community and it was a very difficult job narrowing this year's list of more than 50 nominees down to our six recipients for 2010. There were many deserving nominees and the letters from this year will be held over for consideration next year."
Recipients for this year are:
•Business: Island Deli & Meat Market, owners, Todd and Danielle St. Onge
•Business Person: Thomas J. Kanaley, general manager for Fuccillo Chevrolet
•Organization: St. Stephen's Parish Players, community theater group
•Civic: Dr. Sherry Bradford
•Community service: Pat Shaw
•Education: Lynn Ortiz
The banquet will be held Thursday, April 28, at the Holiday Inn Grand Island Resort and Conference Center, 100 Whitehaven Road. The event begins at 6 p.m. with cocktail hour, followed by dinner at 7 p.m.