The Farmington Area Jaycees has revived a local tradition that will recognize a citizen and a business for outstanding contributions to the community.
Nominations and voting for Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year are open through November 24. The winners will be announced on December 7, during the 34th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at the Governor Warner Mansion in Farmington, an event organized by the Jaycees.
Already, 13 citizens and nine businesses are on the list.
Jaycees president Andrew Buck said the idea came from a Greater Farmington Area Chamber board member. Buck serves as Jaycees liaison to the group.
“The Jaycees used to do this back in the day, and it was a great success,” he said. “The response has been incredible, we’ve had more than 150 votes so far.”
The Tree Lighting event includes music by Farmington School of Rock students, refreshments provided by Farmhouse Ice Cream & Coffee, a sing-along with the Farmington Community Chorus and All About That Brass, followed by a visit from St. Nick. Governor Warner Mansion docents will also offer tours of the museum, which is decorated for the holidays.
To vote for Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year, to submit a nomination, or to learn more, visit fajc.org.