Look for Hayley Vitosh, Jill Moline on fair parade float
Riding on the city’s float in August’s Chase County Fair Parade will be just one of the honors Hayley Vitosh and Jill Moline receive this year.
The pair was announced Monday as Imperial’s 2018 Outstanding Citizens of the Year—Vitosh as the “young” citizen and Moline representing the adult citizenry.
Mayor Dwight Coleman and members of the council selected the recipients last month from nominations submitted by the public.
“It was nice to see the nominations we received,” said Council President Charlesa Kline at Monday’s council meeting.
This is the second year for the awards, after Doug and Judy Gaswick, and young citizen Trevin Moreno received the first awards last year.
Vitosh, a senior at Chase County Schools, was described as “an outgoing high school senior” involved in a variety of activities.
Those include the FCCLA chapter, National Honor Society and 4-H as a member and she also serves on the 4-H Council. She’s a cheerleader at Chase County Schools and active in CYO at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Her parents are Nate and Kelly Vitosh, who attended Monday’s meeting along with her younger brother Brice.
Moline was nominated by two people, both citing her strong involvement in a number of community efforts.
“She is generous with her time and her talents in everything,” reads one nomination.
Another writes, “Ever since Jill moved back she has been on a dead run working tirelessly for the community, school, church and her business.”
It continued, “I don’t believe we could begin to count the number of fundraisers she has assisted with or organized.”
Moline serves on the city’s theatre board, and has also been active in Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, SCORE camp, Imperial Baseball/Softball Association and more.
In addition to having a prime seat on the parade float this August, Moline and Vitosh will also receive a plaque for their homes or office, and their names will be engraved on a plaque that hangs in the city offices.
They will also be in the spotlight at the March 16 city recognition dinner attended by city officials, employees and those serving on the many city boards and commissions.
Other council business
Action on other items of business at Monday’s council meeting was light.
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