Kim Charlesworth will be honoured as Nelson’s Citizen of the Year on Friday. File photo

Citizen of the Year banquet Friday

Kim Charlesworth honoured

The final countdown is on to honour Kim Charlesworth.

Tickets are still available for Friday’s banquet to recognize Nelson’s 2017 Citizen of the Year for her long-time involvement in environmentally friendly causes.

Charlesworth, who currently leads the Kootenay Food Producers Co-op and is active with the Nelson Food Cupboard, has been part of countless projects and charities since moving here 15 years ago.

The Citizen of the Year event, co-sponsored by the Nelson Star and the Knights of Columbus, has been a fixture in Nelson since 1963.

‘This is an excellent opportunity for the people of Nelson to come out and show their support for someone who has made a real difference in our community,” said Grand Knight Bob Tremblay.

Charlesworth will be honoured during a banquet at St. Joseph School, 523 Mill St., on Friday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner is at 6 p.m.

Tickets ($40) are available at the Nelson Star office, 91 Baker St., or by phone at 877 365 6397. Tickets must be pre-purchased Thursday by 5 p.m. and will not be available at the door.

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