Coming up in January, it’s the 74th annual Awards Dinner presented by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce.
The dinner is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale.
Nominees in the various categories have been announced. Citizen of the Year nominees are Colleen O’Connell, Gina McCarty, Antoinette Rodin and Deborah Tussing. Small Business of the Year nominations went to Curves/Jenny Craig, Infinite Athletics Cheer and Tumbling. The Large Business of the Year nominations went to Astoria Senior Living, Fit Republic Oakdale, Modern Urgent Care and Raley’s. Nominated in the Community Service Award category are Lions Club of Oakdale and Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance. In the running for the Junior Achievement Award are Kendra Branch, Paige Morgan and Taytn Silva.
There will also be a presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Beginning with the Wednesday, Jan. 1 issue and continuing for the Jan. 8 and 15 issues, look for the various nominees to be highlighted in The Leader.