It is that time again! HANDS is hosting their annual community leadership awards at the Firehouse Gallery here in the Valley. November 18th the Valley comes together to celebrate those who are invaluable to the community. It is always a lot of fun.
Two years ago the community leadership awards took place at Luna Stage Theatre, also located in the Valley. It featured acting activities and monologues, art collaborative featuring Mike Mal, group art show, and a fun reception. Last year, it was held in the Firehouse, and was also a lot of fun. ORNG Ink watched Mike Mal receive the honor, and Dan Fenelon debuted a new art exhibit.
Here is the description on handinc.org :
14th Annual Community Leadership Awards
Honoring Community Leaders, Entreprenuers, Artists, and Innovators
Thursday, November 14, 6-8pm
Firehouse Lofts 580 Forest Street, Orange
Join HANDS for a festive and delicious evening to celebrate “outside the box” thinking and recognize the creative people who make our communities vibrant and equitable.
The annual event will honor remarkable community builders, artists, business owners, artisans, entrepreneurs, innovators and local heroes who use their skills, creativity and passion in a collaborative effort to improve our cities. The winners will be selected based on the nominees’ contributions to the residents of their local community, community-driven activities, accomplishments in their area and the creativity and originality of their contribution. Know someone or an organization worthy of recognition? Submit you nomination here.
In addition to a fast-paced award segment, our Innovation Celebration features creative interlude presentations from performers – famous and not yet famous. Guests will enjoy culinary samplings from the best local restaurants, live jazz, and an interactive live painting by local artists.
Contact, Jessica for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org