Marcella Bothwell, installed as new PBTC president, handed out community awards including one to this year’s Honorary Mayor, hotelier Elvin Lai, owner-operator of Ocean Park Inn.
Caryn Blanton of nonprofit Shoreline Community Services working with the homeless received the new Ellen Citrano Caring and Compassion Award. Citrano, a retired Navy nurse, has done extensive volunteer work in the beach community.
Eve Anderson was the recipient of the Pug Sanford Community Service Award recognizing her many years of service as a member of both the PBTC and the PB Planning Group.
Other awardees included: Charlie Nieto, Rising Star Award; Brianna Jackson, Communications Award; Ron Walker, Membership Award; Jane Nobbs, Rose Creek Cottage Stewardship Award; Susan Crowers, Green Thumb Award and Excellence of Record Keeping Award; and Marcella Bothwell, Excellence in Financial Management Award.