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 .
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.