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Wednesday, 18 September 2013 10:15

2013 Sanilac County Silver Lining Award Winners

(AREA) -- Over 50 Sanilac County volunteers were honored during the 20th annual Silver Lining Awards ceremony last Thursday at the Firebird Theatre in Sandusky. Bob Stasiuk (Stash-ik)  of Sandusky received the Crystal Award for Individuals. Stasiuk, a retired Sandusky teacher, is anything but retired. He shares this musical talents at the United Methodist Churches in Sandusky and Forester, the annual Senior Fair, Sandusky Lions Club meetings, Sanilac Historical Museum, and at many other gatherings.

Miranda Reinowski, (Renowski) a Cros-Lex Senior received the Teen Crystal Award for her many public service activities, including raising money to feed 600 families over the past four years. Besides her academic achievements, she plays in three sports, holds down a part-time job and does volunteer work.

Mike and Marsha Pozsgay of the Silver Tavern in Deckerville were honored as the Silver Lining Business of the year. The Pozsgay's have been serving the Deckerville area for over 40-years and during the holiday season, they have a mitten tree for needy childen. Marsha was President of the Deckerville Homecoming Committee for 20-years and is still very active in the annual event. She is also an active member of the Deckerville Womens Auxiliary.

Silver Lining Crystal Award honors of Organization of the Year were given to the McKenzie Health System Auxiliary. During the last 46-years, hundreds of thousands of dollars has been raised to support the hospital's needs. The annual golf scrambles have resulted in a yearly  profit of $8,000 for each of the last six years. The Hospital Auxiliary also received the Stan Fetting Heart of Gold award for being nominated for Silver Lining recognition 10 times.

The George Romney Award is presented each year to those whose have been nominated for the Silver Lining Award for five years. This year's Romney award winners are Project Blessing of Lexington, the Lakeshore Garden Club and United Hospice Service volunteers.