This is Main Street Pontiac's fifth year of celebrating our communities volunteers, and our largest year so far of nominations. We asked the community back in January to make nominations for the individual and organization they felt deserved to be recognized for the hours they give to their neighborhood, Downtown Pontiac, and the City of Pontiac. There is no other event in the community saying THANK YOU to our volunteers like it.
Nominations came in from neighbors, friends, co-workers, and complete strangers wanting to thank the volunteers who put in their time and effort to making the City of Pontiac a better place for all. The volunteers were both individuals who lend a hand as well as organizations that go above and beyond to make a difference. The projects that were impacted by these volunteer hours and caring individuals included:
supporting our youth in the community,
protecting our earthly assets such as our parks and green spaces,
developing programs for our students,
picking trash up in blighted areas,
freshening up community spaces with new paint and flowers,
building homes for disadvantaged as well as disable individuals,
creating events to celebrate our community,
connecting people to community events,
those that work behind the scenes to make incredible things happen,
honoring those who have passed in our community,
celebrating our own family members who have given tirelessly of their own resources over the years to support the community,
feeding our hungry less fortunate,
inspiring our youth in art and education programs,
connecting our community to the availability of health resources
maintaining programs for our elderly in the community to connect and stay active
These are the activities and programs that thrive on the hands of our volunteers and Main Street Pontiac thanks them every year for the efforts they give and the impact they have on our community.
Please join us on May 18th for the Pontiac Community Awards. Tickets are available for this grand event to be held at the Lafayette Grand.
Would your organization like to join in giving thanks?
If your organization would like to sponsor one of the community awards and help give thanks at the Pontiac Community Awards please see our Sponsorship Packages. You'll enjoy the warmth of being part of this giving of thanks as well as the benefits package assembled for you.
Each year the Main Street Pontiac program honors these individuals and organizations who give to our community. The gala is a grand event of celebration and assembles our community in a moment of thanks for one evening. Please support the Pontiac Community Awards and sponsor.