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Winners of Parks and Recreation awards announced

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

The Foundation for the Betterment of Carson City Parks and Recreation has announced the 2009 recipients of its Special Recognition Awards:

Organization of the year

Carson City Area Chamber of Commerce, for supporting the Parks Department’s Community Cleanup events. The Chamber’s Quality of Life committee also initiated a mobile recreation van to bring recreation programs and homework assistance to disadvantaged youth. They have teamed up with the Boys & Girls Clubs to operate the program.

Business of the Year

For volunteer time and engineering for the two Mexican Ditch Trail bridges, Cynthia C. Turiczek, Lumos & Associates, Inc. Turiczek was the point person for Lumos in assisting with the Mexican Ditch Trail bridges project. She spent over 100 hours for this project.

Volunteer of the Year

Susan J. Ballew, for support of the preservation of Carson City history through planning community events such as the Historic Home Garden tours, Historic Home Christmas tours, Historic Lecture Series and acquiring preservation grants supporting the Roberts House. Sue also has been president of the Historical Society for many years and a board member on the Carson City Park Foundation.

Volunteer of the Years

Pete L. Livermore, for his years serving on the Parks & Recreation Commission and support of Parks and Recreation and youth sports as a member of the board of supervisors. Livermore has also been the chairman of the Youth Sports Association for many years, a board member of the Carson City Park Foundation, and was a longtime coach and board member of Carson City Bobby Sox Softball.

Each recipient’s name will be placed on the monument in Mills Park at the entrance to the Pony Express Pavilion. There will be a dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. Dec. 13. For more information, call Fred Stanio at 882-7403.