Local Digest

Chamber Accepting Salute MH Nominations

The Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce is now accepting Nominations for the 2006 Salute Morgan Hill Awards. Individuals, organizations or businesses may submit nominations.

Awards will be presented in the following categories: Woman of the Year, Man of the Year, Educator of the Year, Student of the Year, and Business of the Year. These awards are given annually in recognition of outstanding and unselfish service to our community.

Nominees should have a long history of service, civic involvement and leadership in Morgan Hill.

2005 Award Winners were Ruby King, Woman of the Year, George Chiala, Man of the Year, Debra Wright Tawney, Educator of the Year, and Pedrizzetti Winery, Business of the Year. Jean Ferrara was the 2005 Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year.

Nomination Forms are available on line at www.morganhill.org or at The Chamber, 17450 Monterey Road.

For information, call The Chamber

at 408-779-9444.

Magic Ship Sails Again for the Holidays

For the last 30 years Santa Claus has enjoyed making holiday memories for the young and young at heart in Morgan Hill. Santa starts his initial Morgan Hill visit by sailing his ship in the Holiday Parade and then for two weeks after can be spotted sailing his Magic Ship of Christmas around town with Boy Scouts from Troop 799 as he visits local shopping centers, convalescent homes, schools and block parties.

Anyone who has spent a holiday season in Morgan Hill has seen the Magic Ship slowly making its way around town with lights ablaze and Santa at the helm. This year Santa will begin his magical journey to Morgan Hill at the Holiday Parade on Dec. 3. Then from Dec. 7 through Dec. 21 he will be available for the children of Morgan Hill to visit him at one of his public outings. Santa and the Magic Ship can also be scheduled for block parties and corporate events.

The Magic Ship of Christmas is run as a community service project by the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 799.

If you are interested in scheduling the Magic Ship of Christmas, contact Gretchen at (408) 892-9015.

Recycling Posters

Available for Viewing

The public is invited to come and view the artistic talent of Morgan Hill’s students.

The winning entries from the 2005 Recycling Rewards Poster Design Contest will be displayed at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center until Dec. 22.

The winning posters were selected from over 30 finalists by attendees of the Annual Earth Day Art & Science Fair in April.

The designs were judged by grade level, with the top winner in each category receiving a check for $100.

For more information on the 2006 Recycling Rewards or Earth Day Art & Science Fair, contact the City of Morgan Hill Environmental Programs Division at 408 779-7247.

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