|December 05, 2005
Individual: Shannon Grissom
Organization: United Way of San Benito County
Business: McKinnon Lumber Company, Inc.
WHAT: Will be honored with Community Spirit Awards, presented by the Board of Trustees of Gavilan College. The awards were created in 1999 through Board Resolution 739, in order to promote and recognize service to the communities Gavilan College serves. A representative committee of the campus community reviews nominations and selects the award winners. Anyone may nominate an individual, organization, or business in the community for an award. In all, three sets of awards are given out annually, in Morgan Hill. in Gilroy, and in San Benito County.
Last years winners in San Benito County were Marley Holte, The Adult Literacy Program, and The UPS Store. This event includes an annual Holiday Mixer which is free and open to the community.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 7, 2005, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: at the Gavilan College Hollister Briggs Building (corner of 4th and San Benito Streets),
WHY: Following are quotes from the nominations submitted on behalf of those selected for awards:
Individual---"Shannon Grissom (our wonderful local artist) has been one of the most active Ambassadors for the Chamber of Commerce and serves as a Volunteer for the Hollister Downtown Association. She is always a champion for local nonprofits--donating art and time. Also
noteworthy are her efforts to promote the donation of instruments to the local public school music programs. Shannon is one of the most upbeat and positive people in the community--always promoting others and sharing her enthusiasm for life."
Non-profit - Contributions to United Way of San Benito County have helped build a network of caring that supports the local community in many ways. "United Way of San Benito County is the best choice for non-profit organization because there are a lot of non-profits in town and they are all very worthwhile and necessary: United Way supports all of them. Funds that filter into the United Way find their way out to requesting non-profits by means of allocations once/year. United Way relies on donations and fundraisers. Check them out on: http://unitedwayofsbc.com"
Business - "Mckinnon Lumber - Mr.Barrett's family has owned this business since the early 70's and during this time has helped organizations such as Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts, Hollister Downtown Association, Rancho Maze Band, Hollister Heat Softball, 4-H Club, Little League, Babe Ruth, San Benito Stage Company, MACE, Pets Friends & Rescue, Hollister Free-wheelers, SBC Contractors Assn., San Benito High School and Elementary School Fundraisers and many more. His donations are in-kind such as supplies or equipment, he's always willing to give that helping hand through his business."