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Petersons are named Aurelia's Citizens of the Year

Monday, January 23, 2012

Citizens of the Year - Aurelia Commercial Club Vice President Dick Vogt, who joked that he was late for the event because he had trouble finding "the right jacket to go with a lime green tee shirt," presents Carla and Bruce Peterson with their award, naming them Aurelia's Citizens of the Year. Photo by Dan Whitney
AURELIA - Bruce and Carla Peterson were named the 12th winners of Aurelia's Citizen of the Year Thursday night at the Aurelia Commercial Club's annual Kickoff Dinner, held at the Aurelia Community Center.

The Petersons, who are both lifelong residents of Aurelia and graduates of Aurelia High School, are the owners of Aurelia Lumber and Maple Valley Hardware, and are actively involved in a variety of community projects.

Commercial Club Vice President Dick Vogt announced the award and presented it to the couple. Bruce Peterson's mother, Marjorie Neulieb, then spoke to the audience, expressing her pride in the couple's achievements and their commitment to the Aurelia community.

An estimated 65 people enjoyed a catered meal prior to the award presntation, and Ann Tell provided the evening's program with a informative slide show and talk about the history of Aurelia.

Past winners of Aurelia's Citizen of the Year include Cindy Krause, the Wharton family, Dennis and Pam Allen, Don and Betty Wieland, Imagene Galvin, Wayne Gaston, Roger Redig, Bill Smith, Jeff Bowen, Randy Nicodemus and Albert Kreutz.

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Congratulations to Bruce and Carla! Nice to see "hometown success stories" like this!

-- Posted by jstutz on Mon, Jan 23, 2012, at 10:05 AM

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