The Trenton Civic Commission’s annual City Awards Banquet will be held at the Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18.
The group said there were several reasons for selecting the new locale for the event, which last year was held at the Trenton Village Theatre and for several years prior at the K of C Hall on West Jefferson.
The Commission’s goal this year is to sell more than 200 tickets for this premiere event to honor Trenton’s own. The largest banquet facility in Trenton that also has a good stage view for all seats, can only hold 190.
“Grosse Ile Golf and Country Club, managed by Crystal Gardens, provided an outstanding price and the group really liked that there will be no cleanup needed after the event.” Civic Commission Scott Barr said.
The group hopes to attract tables of 10 for $250, or $25 per ticket. This will be a lavish sit down meal that also includes an open bar. A new feature of the event will include the Trenton Trib’s Cutest Pet of the Year.
For more than four decades now, the Trenton Civic Commission has annually recognized outstanding Trenton citizens for their contribution to our community.
Awards are bestowed in several categories. The nomination deadline was Dec. 1.
The award categories and descriptions include:
Trentonite of the Year: This is an individual who has provided extraordinary leadership and service to the entire Trenton community.
Good Neighbor of the Year: This is an individual or family who has distinguished themselves through their outstanding contributions to their neighborhood.
Senior Citizen of the Year: This is an individual who is at least 65 years of age by Dec. 31, 2012, and has served our community and residents with their time and efforts.
Outstanding Woman: This woman, who is age 60 years or younger on Dec. 31, 2012, and has contributed their time and energy to benefit the community.
Outstanding Man: This man, who is age 60 years or younger on Dec. 31, 2012, has contributed their time and energy to benefit the community.
Outstanding Trenton Youth: This award recognizes someone under 18 years old for outstanding contributions to the community.
Charlie Brown: This person has contributed their time and energy to benefit the young athletes of our community.
Tickets to the banquet will be available at City Hall after the first of the year.