Professor honored

Professor honored for 'Kindness' campaign

The highlight of this year's Beautiful Bakersfield awards ceremony was a special President's Award to Dr. Chuck Wall, Bakersfield College professor, for the national recognition he brought to Bakersfield with the "Random Act of Senseless Kindness" campaign.

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce President Morgan Clayton made the presentation.

About 450 people attended the 11th annual Beautiful Bakersfield banquet at the Red Lion Inn.

Lisa Kimble and Barry Zoeller of KERO-TV shared master of ceremonies at the event. The Thursday evening banquet was sponsored by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce.

Seventeen Beautiful Bakersfield Awards were presented to local citizens and groups who have helped to improve the image and quality of life in the community over the past year.

The winners were:

Arts: Aliza McCracken.

Commercial remodel: Mercy Hospital.

Architecture: Friends of Mercy Foundation.

All America City-Civic, nonprofit: Volunteer Center of Kern County.

Education: D.A.R.E.-Kern County Sheriff's Department.

Commerce: International Flight Training Academy (IFTA).

Humanitarian-individual: Kenneth and Margaret Milligan.

Humanitarian-group: Golden Empire Gleaners Haven House.

Historical: Bakersfield Model A Ford Club.

Landscaping: Texaco.

Environmental: Tie, Project Clean Air and Kern County Waste Management Hazardous Materials Program.

Seniors-Group: Golda and Clarence Doyal and Trinity Lighthouse Ministries Program.

Seniors-Individual: Socorro Kimble.

Youth-Group: East Bakersfield High, graffiti removal.

Youth-Individual: Michael McGee.

Reprinted with the permission of The Bakersfield Californian

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