The upper Sky Valley celebrated its most giving citizens Saturday night at the annual Community Service Awards at Sultan High School.
This year the Sky Valley Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Roger Knowlton in recognition of his 50 years in the fire service.
He has served as a firefighter, captain, assistant chief, and fire chief, as well as being one of the first certified EMTs in Snohomish County. He is currently a fire commissioner for Sultan’s Fire District #5.
He has also served on the Civil Service Commission, the Sultan City Council and has volunteered for the Sultan Shindig and has coordinated, organized and judged the logging event. He also helped build River Park in Sultan while operating his own business, R&R Cutting.
Other winners included:
Snohomish County Fire District #5
Lifetime Community Service Award: Roger Knowlton
Snohomish County Fire District #26
Five years of service: Kerry Doran, Dan Galovic and David Salvadalena; 10 years of service: KC Letterman, Les Putnam and Shane VanPelt;
and 35 years of service: Eric Andrews.
Lifetime Member Awards: Herb Pardee and Candy Wood.
Sky Valley Senior Center
Clarice Montgomery and Nancy Kildare
H3 Horses Healing Heroes
Sky Valley Historical Society
Gold Bar Red Hats
Sky Valley Family and Community Resource Center
Sultan Boys and Girls Club
Pasado’s Safe Haven
Early Words Toastmasters
Member of the Year: Merilee Cornelius
Sultan Education Foundation celebrated 20 years of service
Sultan-Monroe Masonic Lodge #160
Community Volunteer of the Year: Marianne Naslund
Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Member of the Year: Monroe Parts House/NAPA
City of Gold Bar
Community Service Award: Kelly Clifton
City of Sultan
Police Chief Jeff Brand
Random Acts of Kindness and Radical Acts of
Heidi Biddle and the Gold Bar Red Hats
Sky Valley Citizen of the Year