The City of Pacific recently honored some of its top volunteers: from left, Shirley Thomson, Joseph Hernandez, Brian Perkins, Frank Emrich, Bill Bergman and Terry Fahrenkrug. Not picture is John Baxter. COURTESY PHOTO

The City of Pacific recently honored some of its top volunteers: from left, Shirley Thomson, Joseph Hernandez, Brian Perkins, Frank Emrich, Bill Bergman and Terry Fahrenkrug. Not picture is John Baxter. COURTESY PHOTO

Pacific’s finest: City recognizes volunteers at Citizen of the Year program

Emrich, Bergman and Hernandez earn top honors

  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 4:15pm
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Reporter staff

The City of Pacific honored some of its finest volunteers at its annual Citizen of the Year Appreciation Dinner/Celebration on April 7.

Pastor Frank Emrich was selected Citizen of the Year. Bill Bergman was chosen the Youth-Focused Citizen of the Year, and Joseph Hernandez earned Senior-Focused Citizen of the Year honors.

Others nominated were Brian Perkins, John Baxter, Shirley Thomson and Terry Fahrenkrug.

Mayor Leanne Guier, a huge proponent of volunteerism, presented each nominee with a certificate or plaque and read about their contributions to the crowd.

Collectively, the nominees have given rides to seniors; supported the food program for youth called Pack the Pack; visited shut-ins; served youth and veterans; worked with the committee that puts on Pacific Days; and served behind the scenes to support others in the community.

The Community Services Department and volunteers from Valley Bible Church hosted the event.

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