2015 Community Recognition Awards and Installation Banquet
Walk the red carpet at the 96th Annual Installation and Community Recognition Awards Banquet on Jan. 22 at the beautiful Oakmont Country Club. We are going all out at the social event of the season that brings together Glendale, Montrose and the unincorporated areas of La Crescenta for one giant celebration! It reminds me of the Golden Globe awards that bring together a Who’s Who of film and television. The A-list celebrities always say how much they love the “Globes” because they finally get to meet someone they have always wanted to meet but never cross paths with and also connect with people they haven’t seen in a long time. At our installation banquet you have an opportunity to connect and mingle with our “hometown A-listers” you don’t often get a chance to see and talk to or might not have ever had the chance to meet. It is going to be a great night!
Since I personally have worked on the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes when I worked in the entertainment industry, I hope to bring the feel of that experience to our installation banquet. It is high glamour, exquisite food, over-the-top visual presentation, mingling with “celebrities” and the opportunity to celebrate our own. We will have a red carpet, a Step-and-Repeat area complete with a professional photographer to take your picture in front of our sponsor banner and a “swag bag” filled with the best of Montrose. #YesPlease!
This year’s award winners are an eclectic group of business owners, community organizations and members, law enforcement members and educators. Here is a complete list: Business of the Year – Andy’s Transfer and Storage, Organization of the Year – Glendale Police Foundation, Business Person of the Year – Julie K. Stallcup, owner of Revolution Dance Center, Chris Waldheim Oktoberfest Volunteer of the Year – Ernie Muraoka, Educator of the Year – Dr. Linda Junge, principal of Crescenta Valley High School, Volunteer of the Year – Steve Goldsworthy, Peace Officer of the Year – Glendale Police Detective Jeff Daniels, Firefighter of the Year – Glendale Fire Dept. Station 28, Beautification Award – Arbitrage Realty and Esquire Law Firm, Community Enhancement Award – City of Glendale, Community Endearment Award – Jane Kane of Podley Properties, President’s Award – Scott Trulik, In the Line of Duty – Glendale Police Dept. Detective Eric Meyer and Frank Roberts Award – Montrose Shopping Park Association. We are proud of each and every one of our winners and are honored to recognize them this year.
In the market for holiday candles? Twigs and Things in Montrose carries Yankee, Colonial Candle, Advent taper candles, Hanukkah candles and Christmas taper and column candles. They have a large selection of scents including the very popular bayberry scent. Twigs and Things also carries holiday decorations, gifts for your friends and family and a large selection of flags to fly at your home. Remember to shop local for the holidays!
Installation & Community Recognition Awards Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Dr. in, Glendale.