“We invite everyone in the city to come out and see what our neighbors and friends have been working on,” said Deborah Wright, director of neighborhoods and community services. “The awards evening is always very inspiring, and a chance to celebrate some very special homes and businesses.”
The Monte Cristo awards recognize Everett residents and business owners for their extensive efforts to make their homes and businesses attractive and to keep them well maintained. Awards are given in three categories: Rejuvenation and Transformation, Pride of the Neighborhood and Neighborhood-Friendly Business. Each winner receives a plaque for the exterior of their home or business.
“We had to make some tough choices this year to select just 51 winners,” said Wright. “The awards recognize impressive makeovers at some homes and businesses and years of upkeep and attention at others.”
Mayor Ray Stephanson, City Council President Jeff Moore and other city officials will recognize this year’s winners at the Oct. 10 ceremony. The celebration starts with a 6:30 p.m. reception followed by the awards presentation at 7:15 p.m. The ceremony will feature photo presentations of the winning homes and businesses.
During the event, Wright will present the coveted Marian Krell Award, which recognizes superior care on an ongoing basis by a prior Monte Cristo award winner.
A committee of Everett residents, many of whom serve on the Council of Neighborhoods, made the final award selections. The awards are sponsored by the Everett Council of Neighborhoods and the City of Everett Office of Neighborhoods