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Crivitz Business Association Lists Persons of the Year
Issue Date: April 5, 2018
Crivitz Business Association Persons of the Year are announced. CBA recently revamped it's recognition program to include four categories: adult, youth, educator and business. Many worthwhile nominations were received in the first year of the program. Winners will be honored at the CRA/CBA banquet to be held April 23 at Rene's Dining Room. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person and the menu includes chicken and tips. The public is welcome to participate and RSVP's can be sent to CBA, PO Box 202, Crivitz, Wi. Bucket raffles to benefit the tourism booth and a very special raffle to benefit The Wall That Heals will be held.
The honorees include:
Adult division: Dorothy Franzen, was nominated by Nick Witt, who stated, "Dorothy is, and always has been, a visible and positive advocate for everything Crivitz!" She is a member of the historical society where her vast knowledge of past events is invaluable. She was blood mobile chairperson for 33 years and is a 22 gallon donator. She is the American Legion auxiliary treasurer and face of many area poppy drives. This is all in addition to raising four children, owning a tax service for many years, serving as an elder at Faith Presbyterian church, and being an avid school and sports booster.
Youth Division: Joey Pickett, nominated by Cecelia Kostreva stated, "He is an all around wonderful person". Joey is the son of Jim and Sherie Pickett, and an 8th grader at Crivitz Middle School. He is very active at St Mary's Church, serving as altar boy, a lector and helping with summer bible camp. He volunteers at the Crivitz Food Pantry and is student council president.
Educator Division: Gordon Reiden, nominated by John Deschane stated, "Gordon's greatest strength was his forward thinking and planning to ensure a quality education for every student." Long time school superintendent at Crivitz Schools, Mr. Reiden also served on the CYI board, was a founding member of the Crivitz-Stephenson Historical Society, a founding member of the Crivitz Library, and has mentored many area youth.
Business Division: Rick and Renee Oastler of Rene's Dining Room, nominated by Marge Banaszak, who stated, "they both find time to give back to community 100% to help our area." The owners of Rene's Dining Room, in addition to running a very successful business, they are regular volunteers at the Crivitz Food Pantry, they use their business to raise funds for community organizations, ride in a cancer bike ride and volunteer time to help handicapped kids.