Roger Redig named Citizen of the Year
The Aurelia Commercial Club held its annual Kick-Off Banquet on Jan. 30th at the Aurelia Golf Course. Chief among accomplishments for the city in 2007 was the movement to replace the 80-year-old Community Center with a new, larger building which will enable the citizens of Aurelia to have special meetings and functions in Aurelia, rather than having to move these functions out of town.
Roger Redig, a member of the building committee for the Community Center, played an instrumental part in raising funds to complete the new facility by writing a grant, which was approved and provided the necessary funds to put the project "over the top."
For his efforts on this project, as well as for his participation in a variety of community and church activities, Redig was chosen as Aurelia's Citizen of the Year and was presented with a plaque at Wednesday's banquet. The new Community Center is expected to be ready to open around April 1, only sixty-some days away. Next year's kickoff banquet will most likely be held in the new Community Center. The annual event was held in the old center prior to the last two years, when the Aurelia Golf Club has graciously hosted the catered event.