AURELIA - At its annual Kick-off Dinner, this year held at the Aurelia Golf Course clubhouse, the Aurelia Commercial Club honored its co-Citizens of the Year. Two people shared the honor this year because the vote by Aurelia citizens ended in a dead heat.
One of the Citizens of the Year, Albert Kreutz, was introduced by Commercial Club Vice President Dick Vogt. Kreutz was honored for his willingness to lend a helping hand wherever it is needed, with his "chauffeuring" service for Sunset Knoll residents and others drawing special notice and appreciation.
The presentation of the awards was preceded by a well-attended social hour and a delicious buffet supper, served by the Aurelia Cafe.
The Barn Quilt Project was initiated by Peyton's son Kevin in 2005 as a 4-H project. Kevin hoped to restore pride in the old barns in Sac County, many of which were in disrepair, by sprucing them up a little with the colorful barn quilts, and he hoped to inspire others to follow suit.
Kevin and his family have since constructed, painted, and mounted 55 8' barn quilts and one 11' barn quilt in Sac County, and, inspired by their efforts, several other Sac County residents have made their own barn, house and yard quilts as well. Mission accomplished.