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Citizen of Year to be named Feb. 25

Recycling firm, Kiwanis Club to be honored

Published: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – Secure Recycling Services and the Kiwanis Club will be among the honorees this month at the 32nd annual Citizen of the Year dinner, sponsored by the Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce and the Telegraph since 1982.

Secure Recycling will be recognized as Business of the Year, and Kiwanis Club will be honored as Organization of the Year. The Citizen of the Year will also be named that evening.

The public is invited to the Feb. 25 event in the Amber Room at Timber Creek, 729 Timber Creek Road. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:45 and the awards program to follow.

Call the Chamber office at 815-284-3361 to make reservations. Tickets cost $35 a person, or $280 for a table of eight.

Secure Recycling, a business division of Kreider Services, will be honored for its work with recycling and working with veterans and developmentally challenged individuals.

In 2013, the business was awarded R2 certification for responsible recycling, completed work on a new truck scale, and installed a new entrance to allow easier truck access.

A partnership with Dixon Public Schools also collects food scrap material, which goes into the composting vessel to make compost material.

SRS is working with the Petunia Festival and Dixon Main Street to make the event and downtown Dixon “green.” 

The Kiwanis Club, whose mission is “To Serve the Children of the World,” has its local focus on serving young people of the Dixon area. It was selected for the award because of members’ involvement in programs at local schools such as the first-grade book program, fourth-grade Hard Workers program, BUG (Bring Up Grades) program at St. Anne and St. Mary’s schools, Kiwanis Builders Club at Reagan Middle School, and Dixon High School Key Club.

For more information, call Vicki Carlson, chamber vice president, at 815-284-3361.

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