OWN Spirit Awards now to be presented Dec. 4

       The Organization of Westside Neighbors (OWN) has postponed its fourth annual Spirit Awards presentation to Thursday, Dec. 4.
       The delay from Nov. 13 was “due to complications associated with the number of late entries received,” board member Bunny Blaha explained this week. The extra three weeks will allow time to process and judge the applications.
       Thanks to donations from more than 20 area merchants, for the first time this year winners will receive gift certificates.
       The awards location will be the West Intergenera-tional Center at 25 N. 20th St. at 7 p.m. An OWN membership (“town hall”) meeting, which also had been set for Nov. 13, will take place Dec. 4 as well.
       The Spirit Awards recognize properties and their owners for improving the appearance of the old Westside.
       For more information, call Blaha at 471-8527.

Westside Pioneer/press release