Following the holidays the citizens of Morgan Hill have another reason to cheer, with the annual Chamber of Commerce Celebrate Morgan Hill Awards honoring those who have created positive change in the community.
The Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center last month announced its picks in six categories for the event: Woman of the Year - Cricket Rubino; Man of the Year - Bob Snow; Educator of the Year - Bonnie Tognizzini; Business of the Year - Smart Products; Student of the Year - Jennifer Gonzalez; and Volunteer of the Year -Persis Mcinn.
Since 1957, the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce has recognized citizens and groups that "Celebrate Morgan Hill” by giving back to the community. Nominations are distributed the beginning of August. In October a special committee chose those whose contributions have most impacted the citizens of Morgan Hill, according to Chamber staff.
During a “red carpet” affair honorees will be recognized at a dinner and ceremony 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. Hundreds of residents have dressed to the nines to attend the prestigious event in previous years and the Chamber of Commerce expects the 2013 ceremony to be no exception.
Tickets are expected to sell quickly and those who wish to attend are directed to visit the Chamber's website for the RSVP form at www.morganhill.org/celebrate-morgan-hill. Reservations should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 18.