Taking Pride in Our Community
2012 Winsted Pride Award Winners
The winners of the Pride Award are nominated by area residents for business and residential properties that have enhanced the aesthetic quality of property in Winsted above and beyond acceptable standards, contributing to the overall enhancement of the city’s image. Once nominated, the Winsted Planning Commission judges the properties, and chooses the winners.
Steve and LouAnn Laxen of 312 Southshore Drive received this year’s Winsted Pride Award. Above, Mayor Steve Stotko (left) and City Administrator Brad Martens (right) presented the Laxens with a special sign to display in their yard.
Mayor Steve Stotko presented Kimberly Condon with the Don C. Guggemos youth award. Condon serves as a Winsted ambassador, reads to children, washes trucks at the Winsted Fire Department, teaches vacation Bible school, and participates in many other volunteer activities.
The Winsted Lake Watershed Association is this year’s organization winner for the Don C. Guggemos community service award. According to Mayor Steve Stotko (left), lake association members have spent countless volunteer hours protecting and improving the quality of Winsted Lake through cleanup days, working to eliminate invasive species, water testing, organizing community fundraisers, and more.
Jeff Campbell received the Don C. Guggemos individual award. Campbell is president of the Winsted Area Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the WHAT UP committee, and has been involved in many local improvement efforts.