Congratulations to the well deserved recipients at the 33rd Annual Citizen & Business of the Year Ceremony!

Citizen of the Year

Clare Witcomb was nominated for her selfless and tireless work at the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary. She is a key contributor to keeping the grounds of the sanctuary beautiful and blooming, bringing vibrant color and wonderful aromas to the sanctuary experience.

Nominator, Emily Bertino says, “Without her many years of dedication and hard work, our local wildlife sanctuary which is built on the old city dump) would be a bland, dirty mess of old garbage that was unappealing to visitors and unhealthy for the animals.”

With a smile on her face, Witcomb always takes the time to share her knowledge of the sanctuary and her years of stories from working there. A lover of music, Witcomb is known to recruit family and friends to encourage supporting the local culture in Red Lodge.

“I cannot think of a better example of a good human being and a fabulous representative of the positive qualities of Red Lodge,” concluded Bertino.

Congratulations, Clare Witcomb, Red Lodge Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Citizen of the Year!

Business of the Year

Red Lodge School of Dance’s own Pat Luptak was nominated for the 2014 Business Person of the Year for her care and instruction in teaching the art of movement to our youth.

Rosemary McAlpine says, “I believe she is a tremendous asset to this community for teaching these children the art of dance and exposing them to the arts through music and dance.” Luptak filled the civic center with guests awaiting this past recital for both performances, bringing families, friends and community together.

Congratulations, Pat Luptak, Red Lodge Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business Person of the Year!