Raising more than $30,000 for student scholarships, the Santa Clarita Valley Press Club staged its Newsmakers of the Year fund-raiser Friday, naming county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich as 2004’s premier mover and shaker. . .
A spirited auction punctuated the ninth annual event, which also offered a series of homages to the influential powers-that-be in the SCV.
The dinner and auction acknowledged individuals who contribute to the community or influence its course while raising money for the Randy Wicks Memorial First Amendment scholarship fund. Last year’s event also brought in about $30,000 for scholarships, which are awarded to graduating high school seniors to further their studies in media or First Amendment-related fields.
Garlands aplenty were raised and placed Friday night upon the heads of such outspoken and service-driven people as Newhall County Water District board member Lynne Plambeck, controversial newsmaker of the year, and PTA President Laurie Ender, community service newsmaker of the year.
Antonovich, active in a number of SCV issues during 2004, including the controversy over a winter homeless shelter, was unable to attend. His representative, Tony Bell, accepted the award.
“We’re looking forward to another year here, and making more news,” Bell said.
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