Thank you for the story on Barry Nelson, Citizen of the Year … it’s all true! He’s most-deserving.
And, if there was such a thing as co-citizen of the year, that would be Barry’s wife Wendy. Both of them have provided years of leadership to the bi-weekly bluegrass jam we hold at Bigby Place; I don’t know how we’d manage without them.
They are charter members of the West Kootenay Bluegrass Society, now starting its 16th year. Barry also does a regular gig at Jubilee Manor and Wendy has a harmonica show on Kootenay Coop Radio. Not only are they great citizens of our city; they are happy, guitar-picking great citizens.
We’ll overlook the Chihuahuas … nobody’s perfect.
Secretary, West Kootenay Bluegrass Society