OWN to present Spirit Awards Nov. 8

       The third annual Spirit Awards, which recognize Westside property owners who have taken special pride in new development or upgrades, will be presented at the Organization of Westside Neighbors (OWN) meeting Thursday, Nov. 8.
       The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the West Intergenerational Center, 25 N. 20th St. The public is welcome.
       Winners are given certificates of appreciation. This year nominations have been made in eight categories, according to OWN board member Bunny Blaha. These are Historic Preservation (residential), New Construction (residential), Remodeling/ Addition (residential and commercial), Signage (commercial) and Landscape/Curb Appeal (commercial), each of which has one nomination; and Landscape/Curb Appeal (residential), which has three nominations.
       Judging is being handled by several area elected officials, including County Commissioner Sallie Clark, who started the awards in 2005.

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