West Sider of the Year 2021
Deb Kinzle was awarded the “West Sider of the Year Award” for her outstanding service and years of dedication to our young people and the entire community. Deb was nominated by Debbie Luna and the Boys and Girls Club staff.
Spirit of the West Side 2021
Congratulations to Maricella Thele for winning "Spirit of the West Side" this year! Nominated by Bri Mata, community members have called Maricella "a bright light in our neighborhood." The Spirit Of The West Side award recognizes West Siders who have demonstrated perseverance, and growth, in the face of great odds. Maricela was nominated for her passion and spirit of perseverance. She has experienced a great loss and turned that to good by her work in this year's National Night Out, and lifting up the message that our young people do not have to suffer gun violence.