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Schroon Lake chamber seeking leading citizen

Nominations sought for annual award

Kate Huston, right, the 2012 Schroon Lake Citizen of the Year, is congratulated by Rosemarie Ritson of the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce. Nominations are now being sought for the 2013 Citizen/Organization of the Year.

Kate Huston, right, the 2012 Schroon Lake Citizen of the Year, is congratulated by Rosemarie Ritson of the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce. Nominations are now being sought for the 2013 Citizen/Organization of the Year.

— The Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual Citizen/Organization of the Year award.

“Do you know a person/organization that should be recognized for being an outstanding citizen/organization?,” asked Rosemarie Ritson of the chamber. “If so, the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce wants to hear from you.”

Nomination letters should include the person or organization’s accomplishments, details of achievements, a list of volunteer endeavors, personal characteristics and service to the community. Nominees need not be chamber members, but must reside in Schroon, North Hudson, Paradox or Severance.

Nominations can be sent to the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 726, Schroon Lake 12870 or Emailed to chamber@SchroonLakeRegion.com.

All nominations must be received by May 14. Call the chamber office at 532-7675 for more information.

The chamber board of directors will select the Citizen/Organization of the Year, who will honored at the chamber’s annual dinner in June. The winner will be announced May 21.

The top citizen/organization will be recognized on a plaque, along with past winners, in the chamber office.

Established in 1976, the award honors an area resident or organization that has made a significant and sustained contribution to the quality of life in Schroon Lake.

Kate Huston was the 2012 Schroon Lake Citizen of the Year.

Huston and her husband, John, purchased a camp in Schroon Lake in 1988. They moved to the community permanently in 2001. The couple operates Northwoods Wilderness Guide Service.

“We didn’t know anyone when we first got to Schroon Lake, so we decided to join the senior citizens club,” Huston recalled. “Pretty soon we were volunteering with the seniors. It wasn’t long before we started working with other groups. I’ve always been attracted to organizations that are helping people.”

Huston was selected as the Schroon Lake Citizen of the Year by the chamber board of directors because of her volunteer efforts.

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