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Celebration, Happy Tears and Community Pride

by Tyler Russell | Jan 30, 2019 9:00:44 AM

It was a night of celebration, happy tears and community pride when I attended the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce’s Community Recognition Awards.  The evening showed the community pride felt by the attendees.

The outpouring of emotion and community spirit began as soon
as the program started.  A Volunteer of the Year award from the Post Falls Food Bank went to Mike Fettig, commonly known as “Mr. Fixit”. And the Food Bank also honored Alliance Data as Business
of the Year for donations of both money and time.  It was followed by the Boys and Girls Club of
Kootenai County honoring photographer Jerome Pollos as Volunteer of the Year and Living Coeur d’Alene Property Group as Business of the Year.  It was great to see a community celebrate its
own.

And the Post Fall Chamber honored members of its community with awards recognizing individuals and businesses in Post Falls who positively impacted the community in 2018.  They included: Scot Frazer as Volunteer of the Year, Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty for the Heritage Award, Heritage Health for the Spirit of Post Falls Award, Upscale Mail for Small Business of the Year and Ace Hardware for Business of the Year.

The evening was capped with the Citizen of the Year for Post Falls.  That recognition went to Ryan
Davis, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County.  Davis was hired in 2006 as their first executive director and his work resulted in the organization being inducted in to the Idaho Hall of Fame in 2018.

It was an amazing night full of love, life and community.  The program said it best, “It’s time to celebrate those individuals and businesses that really shine in our community donating their time, treasures and star talents.”

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