The Olympia Kiwanis club has announced its five finalists for the 2009 Thurston County Citizen of the Year award: Kathy Baros Friedt, nominated by Community Youth Services; Linda Kleingartner, nominated by the Junior League of Olympia; Paula Minkler, nominated by Together; Eli Sterling, nominated by downtown Olympia business owners; and Derek Valley, nominated by Kiwanis.
One of the finalists will be named the 42nd annual Citizen of the Year. All five will be honored at an award luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 26 at Saint Martin’s University’s Worthington Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey.
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