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Why Clarkston is a great place

April 09, 2014 - Do you know why Clarkston is a great place?

I've lived in Clarkston now for 20 years. My wife and I were so impressed when we moved here. We loved the small town feel and how friendly everyone was around town. After all these years, we still feel the same way.

I have the privilege of being on the Clarkston Community Awards Committee. We plan the Awards Breakfast that happens every May. The goal is to honor and recognize the people who help to make Clarkston such a great place to live.

Because really – and we dare not take this for granted – what makes Clarkston a great place is the people.

I am excited for this year's Awards Breakfast on May 13. Here are the people we will honor:

Citizen of the Year (tie): Jeanne Molzon and Jim Evans;

Business Person of the Year: Shari Schulz, owner of Birdfeeder/Clarkston Flower Shoppe/Bonnie & Clyde;

Adult-Youth Volunteer: John Coleman, cubmaster for Cub Pack 192;

Youth of the Year (tie):  Camron Razdar and Kelley Fitzpatrick;

Community Collaboration: My Habitat Clarkston - Pastors Jonathon Heierman, Dan Whiting, and Greg Henneman;

Community Beautification/Preservation: Neiman's Family Market, John Schmidt;

Community Enhancement: Clarkston Optimist Club, Robin Brose.

We will enjoy a nice breakfast together, and then have a brief program where we recognize these beautiful people for helping to make Clarkston a great place to live.

I encourage you to join us. It's open to the community. Go to to purchase tickets.

Let's not take what we have for granted. Let's celebrate it, and let's work together to make it even better.

The Rev. Greg Henneman is pastor of Clarkston Community Church

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