Each year the Seguin Gazette-Enterprise recognizes citizens in the community who give outstanding service to our city. This year there were four Seguinites who received Vision Awards (for selfless extraordinary service to the community) and one person who was named Citizen of the Year.
As I understand it, these awards were first given in the mid-1900s and two years ago the Mary Lee Roberts Citizen of the Year award was initiated. Last year Fanny Harkins was Citizen of the Year.
This year Irma Lewis was given this award. Among all of Irma Lewis's achievements and contributions (AND THEY ARE NUMEROUS!), there is a very recent one: she gathered a group of 'older' ladies (most of them over fifty years of age) to dance at the San Antonio Spurs games! As Kathy Nossamon stated: "No one can tell Irma 'no.'" This has been a lot of fun for these ladies and also fun for Seguin!
Check out the Sterling Silver (they dropped the 'dancers' title because as one of the ladies stated: "We can't dance!") Blog!
The 2009 Vision Award recipients are Suzanne Sanders, Stanley Naumann, Ernest Leal, and John Gesick. There is not enough space on this blog to list these folks' achievements and dedication. Read your Sunday Gazette-Enterprise to get the news!
These selfless individuals make our community a better place and none of them promote themselves but always mention the work of others; they are modest, hard-working, extraordinary people - and Seguin is richer because of them and folks like them.