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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

2012 Person of the Year and 2012 Persons of Note Awards.


Ground Hog's Day is over and the new year is well on it's way. We are chagrined to notice tha we have yet to post 2012  Persons of the Year awards.  It is an award we do not give lightly and we must say it is a it is  very difficult award to win. We don't seek suggestions or nominations. There is no panel to impress. Essays are not required .
Until it is announced there is no mention. We don't  ask questions of co-workers  or do similar  things that might tip our hand. Instead we evaluate throughout the year and sometimes, in the case of this year, a little longer. Then we announce our Person of the Year and  2012 Persons of Note. The individual selected will find out just as you do. By reading it here. We don't notify the winner. We feel that would be inappropriate  as if we expected something in return  for picking them. There is also no tangible award made in terms of a plaque or certificate. Just the words that appear..

Our award is made for the benefit of our readers. We  hope that our mention  of  residents or nearby neighbors, who have displayed courage and despite adversity done the done the right thing, will inspire our readers.

Like all awards the validity of ours can only determined in the continued accomplishments of the people who we  give it to.. We are pleased to say that most of the people we acknowledged in 2011 did us proud in 2012 as well. So much so that we wonder if  "Person of the Year" is an apt phrase. Probably not. There are three people we believe could have been named   "Person of the Year 2012." They are the Person we picked this year, the person we picked last year, and one other person who makes who accomplishments  look so effortless  they often escape recognition..

Last year we picked a short list to go with a person of the year.  This we have another list but it is not short. or long  It is a list of  groups of persons who by deeds or example made our community a better place to live. An ensemble cast award so to speak which is not presented in any particular order.


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