The Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Main Street hosts a wide variety of events and activities throughout any given year. But, without other people stepping in, giving of their own time and having a commitment for the enhancement of Dixon much of it could not be done.
Friday night at the Post House Ballroom in Dixon it was a time to honor those who have given so much to the community. The top honor of the night was the Citizen of the Year Award and to no one’s great surprise it went to Dixon Police and High School Resource Officer Mark Dallas.
Dallas has received numerous awards over the past year, but, he said this one was special since it came from the hometown.
Dallas said it has been a very busy year and he is hoping to get back to some kind of normalcy very soon by returning to the High School and continuing his job there.
There were several other awards presented including the Ambassador and Volunteer of the Year which went to Nicole Goodeill and Thomas McDonald. The 4 Under 40 was presented to Dr. Lori Cortez, Rob Bates, Anne Hermes and Aaron Simonton.
Dixon Tourism Grants were presented to the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society, The Penguin Project of Lee County, The Next Picture Show, Dixon Municipal Band and the Dixon Elks for their World War 2 re-enactment.