Extra Effort Award – The Goddard School
Noblesville Main Street President Gail Nowicki said there are very few organizations willing to give as much time as Cathi Fuller and the Goddard School have provided at events.
“This past year, the Goddard School was always there when we needed help with our First Friday programs. Not only did they bring manpower for our activities, but made our event stronger by providing activities of their own,” said Nowicki. “The Goddard School was also a very important part for the success of our annual duck race by assisting in the event and being one of our cosponsors.”
Merchant of the Year – Peggy Kumler
Peggy Kumler became a member of the Noblesville Main Street Board of Directors in 2009 and has served as an active member on a variety of committees.
“This year, our recipient went beyond the call of duty by organizing a new event called the Old Mill Festival,” explained Noblesville Main Street Board Member Mike Corbett. “She had so much success with the first event, a second Old Mill Festival was presented in September. A net profit of more than $4,000 was realized for Main Street for her leadership on these events.”
Board Volunteer of the Year – Dana Thompson
Dana Thompson made the most of her first year on the Noblesville Main Street Board of Directors
“I’m shocked because so many people give so much to the organization. You think everyone deserves it,” said Thompson, client service manager at KeyBank in downtown Noblesville. “For me to win this in my first year is very exciting.”
Thompson served on the committee that organized the Noblesville Farmers’ Market. Previously, it was organized and ran by Jeff Zeckel for many years. The Noblesville Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday for 26 weeks from May to October. The committee spent a lot of time upgrading and adding a better image and service to both customers and local vendors.
“The Farmers’ Market wouldn’t be the success it is without Dana,” Nowicki said.
Thompson has been a vendor at the farmers’ market for the past seven years and has seen the event increase from 45 vendors to 100 this past season.
“I get to see a lot of the aspects of the market from both sides – as an organizer and vendor,” she said.