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.