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Fort Macleod Chamber announces award nominees

Fort Macleod Chamber of Commerce will present its annual awards early this year.

Presentation of Citizen of the Year and other awards was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chamber president Andrew Beusekom congratulated the nominees in a video released late last month.

“Your dedication and hard work truly makes Fort Macleod and area a great place to work. live and to play,” Beusekom said.

The awards will be presented in an on-line event since pandemic precautions prevent the Chamber from holding an awards banquet.

Following are the nominees:

Citizen of the Year — Joella Bevan, Arnie Byam, Lee Holfeld, Donna Hurd, Bev Jestin and Andrew Walmsley.

Junior Citizen of the Year — Nicolas Housenga, Reagan Large Lichtenberger and Lydia Nelson.

Outstanding Business — ATB Financial, Foothills Detox Centre, Next Home and Garden, South Country Doors and Twisted Hummingbird.

Small Business — Fort Macleod Bottle Depot, Hilltop Truck Parts Ltd., MAD Mechanics, NAPA Auto Parts and Stronghold Brewing Co.

Large Business — Boot Trucking, Delcan Building Materials Ltd., Hansen Family Foods, Westco Construction Ltd. and Vanee Trucking.

Community Enhance-ment — Fort Macleod Elks, Fort Macleod Lions, Special Development Unit and Red Apple.

Customer Service — Fort Pharmacy, Johnny’s Restaurant, Jon’s Independent Grocer, LF Truck Centre and Scougall Motors.

Employee Service — Mike Klaassen of Delcan Products Ltd., Wade Housenga of Town of Fort Macleod, Purdy Martodihardjo of the Alliance Church, Tammy Paiha of Chinook Financial and Kyle Rosendal of Davis Dodge.

New Business — Bing’s Bistro, Digbee’s Diner, greenery on main, Get Stuffed and The Bud Shop.

Agricultural Business — Black Acre Farms, Pincher Creek Co-Op in Fort Macleod, Pure Pastures Co., UFA and Van Driesten Harvesting.

Home-Based Business — Baba Yo Crochet, Cuts N Curls, Dave Carlson Reflexology, My Oma Always Canning and Radiance Health (Rachel Dalgetty).

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