Franzen, Pickett, Reiden, Renee's Dining Room Honored By CBA Issue Date: April 26, 2018
A new set of Crivitz Business Association awards for individuals and businesses who have made an impact on the Crivitz area was the highlight of the annual Crivitz Business Association/Crivitz Recreation Association banquet held at Renee's Supper Club on Monday, April 23.
Honorees for a first-ever set of awards from CBA were Rick and Renee Oastler, owners of Renee's Dining Room on County X in Twin Bridge, for the Business Owner of the Year award; long-time Crivitz School Superintendent Gordon Reiden, now retired, Educator of the Year, Dorothy Franzen, Senior Citizen of the Year, and Joey Pickett as Youth of the Year.
Paul Matty, emcee for the evening, introduced Luke Deschane as the new Crivitz Fire Chief. He noted that those present included State Rep. Jeff Mursau and his wife, Nancy; Marinette County Board Supervisors Bonnie Popp, Bob Hoyer, John Guarisco and Ginger Deschane, and new area business owners Jake and Melissa (Oleck) Figas of "On A Whim."
Opening prayer for the evening was offered by Joey Picket.
Matty introduced CBA President Sally Witt, "a lady who does so much for the community," and said she was representing both CBA and CRA.
Sally Witt recognized CBA officers Amanda Popp, vice president; Joleen Huc, secretary, Cecelia Kostreva, treasurer, and Ginger Deschane, "the person who does everything I ask."
She spoke of the "Wall That Heals," which will be in Crivitz from Aug. 30 through Sept. 2, and said there will be flags flying before then through downtown Crivitz and along Hwy. 141 in the village, thanks to Glenn Franzen, Crivitz Lions Club, generous donors, and Tom May, who has committed to putting them all up.
Luke Deschane was called to speak in place of his father, Village President John Deschane, who had accompanied his wife Candy to the Hospital for treatment of a dislocated hip. He too spoke on the coming of the Wall that Heals, and plans to have Crivitz "at its patriotic best" when the wall arrives. About half the number of volunteers needed have already promised to work during the time the wall is in Crivitz, but more are needed.
The Tourist Booth apparently now has a permanent home between the new clinic and Witt's Piggly Wiggly. All businesses were invited to put their literature there, and were told that if it is available it will also be taken to trade shows attended by CRA.
John Guarisco, Crivitz Rec president, thanked Witt for the work she hd done putting the honors banquet together, and recognized his board, Secretary Becky Popp (my right hand), Leon Popp, Jim Orlowski, Sharon Hallada, Dale Paust, and Mark and Amy Shaffer.
Both Witt and Guarisco spoke of the new websites, including CRA.com and Crivitz.com and both reported on upcoming events.
Guarisco said he brings the Crivitz tourist books with him whenever he goes out of town, including to the doctor's office in Green Bay.
(Watch for more next week on Crivitz events and details on the honorees for this year.)
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