December 08, 2010 If it's true that a town is only as good as its people, Imlay City's a pretty great town.
Year after year the Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce highlights the accomplishments and contributions of its citizens at an annual dinner dance.
Year after year we're reminded that there are standouts in the community; people willing to go the extra mile, use their passions and talents to serve others, step up to the plate when it's needed most and all of the positive things that make them the cream of the crop.
This year's Citizen of the Year recipient Bob Muir is one such example. Following in the path of his parents, who received the award in 1983, Bob earned the top citizen spot through a lifetime of actions that demonstrate his commitment to the community. Along with years of civic and chamber related service, Bob has also earned a reputation as "one of the best bosses in town" with his commitment to the family business since 1982.
Merit Award winner Yvonne Wilson provides another example of commitment to community and enhancement of the bigger picture. For years Yvonne has been there when needed most and constantly proves she's a go-to person who can be counted on.
Troops serving overseas have counted on the never-ending support of Desert Angel volunteers Sandie Smith, Louise Downs, Carol Carrole and others in the group. The organization has committed itself to sending care packages to soldiers year round to assure them that they're appreciated and their sacrifices will not be forgotten.
Congratulations to Imlay City's outstanding citizens and to the Chamber of Commerce, for working together to celebrate all the reasons that make Imlay City a great town in which to work and live.