Jeff Green | Dec 13, 2007
Feature Article - December 13, 2007 Back toHome Feature Article - December 13, 2007 Andy Anderson: Addington Highlands Community Builder Larry Pealowof AHEAD (Addington Highlands Economic Development committee) Presenting Andy Anderson with teh 2007 Community builder Award.
The first annual Addington Highlands Community Builder Award was presented at the AH Christmas banquet on December 8. It is intended to "Acknowledge any individual who has made a significant voluntary contribution to benefit our community in the areas of social or economic growth." The award consists of a plaque, which will be displayed at the Township Hall in Flinton, as well as a beautiful individual trophy for the recipient.
The winner for 2007is Andy Anderson, and the award was presented to him by former Reeve Ken Hook, Reeve Henry Hogg and Larry Pealow, chairman of the AHEAD committee.
Andy has worked tirelessly for AH in the 18 years he has been here, and still continues to promote the community even after retiring from operating the Old Kaladar Hotel.
Andy is a member of AHEAD (Addington Highlands Economic Development committee) and is a board member of Land o' Lakes Community Services. He is also a long-serving board member with the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance, is involved with the community garden project, is a volunteer cook for the seniors’ drop-in at the Lions Hall, is a volunteer driver, and helps out at the Kaladar Community Club as well. In the past few months he has been heading up the committee that is trying to bring community radio to the Highway 41 corridor.
“I was really surprised, and pleased as well, with the award,” Andy said. “You work on committees for years, and you don't think anybody notices, and then you get an award like this and you realize that people are watching after all.”
Nomination forms for 2008 will be available at select locations in Addington Highlands in the fall, so be sure to submityour choice for the Addington Highlands Community Builder!
Congratulations toAndy Anderson for a job well done.