Archive for Thursday, May 12, 2005

Chamber seeking nominees for award

Groups plan July 4 displays

May 12, 2005

Know someone who's good for the community? The Basehor Chamber of Commerce wants to know about them, too.

Chamber of commerce officials are now accepting nominations for Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Organization officials said the award is presented to a local person who has made a significant difference in the Basehor area.

The winner will be presented with the award during the city's annual Fourth of July celebration. This will mark the 16th consecutive year the award has been given to an upstanding member of the Basehor community.

The first-ever Citizen of the Year recipient was Beverly Dumler. Past winners include: Mary Ohler, Susan Guy, Samuel Kemler, John Pfannenstiel, Richard Warden, Chuck Wilderson, James Cook, Allen Goens, Anna Mary Landauer, Robert Vervaecke, Lena Mayberry, Mary Leonard, Bob Purtee, Ferna Moser and William Clark.

The award presentation isn't the only activity on tap in Basehor for the Fourth of July.

Basehor PRIDE spokesman Chuck Wilderson said planning is under way to present a fireworks display this year that's slightly larger than last year's. The PRIDE group is spending $3,300 for the display, about 10 percent more than 2004.

Wilderson said contingency plans call for the celebration to occur a week after the Fourth of July if the weather is bad.

"We do plan to have it on the Fourth this year unless it's rained out and then it will be the next Saturday," he said.

In addition to the PRIDE festivities, there will also be a display at the Falcon Lakes residential area and subdivision in north Basehor.

On Monday night, Jeremy Kovac, a representative from Aerial FX Inc., updated the Basehor City Council on the Falcon Lakes display.

Kovac told council members that the display will last between 14 and 16 minutes, down from last year's 18 minutes, but that the "production would largely be the same."

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