Ballard community service awards announced

The Ballard District Council handed out its annual community service awards tonight, and we’re honored (and stunned) to report that My Ballard was among the winners. Also honored: Randi Hansen, a community activist who helped found the Nordic Heritage Museum; Crystal and Bob Carlson, Great Harvest Bread; Dave Boyd, Groundswell NW; Curt Pryde and Fawn Johnson, principles of Pryde+Johnson developers who built Hjarta, the first “Silver Rated” green building in Seattle neighborhoods; and Helen Sommers, who recently retired after 28 years representing Ballard and the 36th District in Olympia.

“I have loved representing Ballard. It’s such a special place”, said Sommers, seen here with Fred Maxie and Jody Grage. All of the winners were given a proclamation from Mayor Nickels as well as a tote bag full of Ballard goodies (including an official “Free Ballard” bumper sticker.) The sponsors of the award are Ballard Rotary Club, Ballard Auto Licensing, Lombardi’s Restaurant, Majestic Bay Theatre, Dante’s Inferno Dogs, and the Ballard Historical Society. Our thanks to the sponsors as well as the Ballard District Council!

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