Addington Highlands Township hosted their annual Christmas party in Flinton on November 28, and Reeve Henry Hogg presented two awards. The “Outstanding Volunteer” award was given to Ernie and Cathy Ballar. Ernie and his daughter, June Thompson, accepted the award on behalf of Cathy, who sadly passed away on September 19, 2015. The Outstanding Volunteer award is presented to individuals who make a significant voluntary contribution to benefit the community in the areas of social or economic growth. The “Outstanding Business” award was presented to Hook’s Building Centre. The Outstanding Business is presented to acknowledge businesses that achieve excellence while meeting the needs of residents and visitors.