Send in your Citizen of the Year nominations

Beaver Island's Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year – Kathy Speck with good friend Diane McDonough.

It’s become a spring tradition on the Island to gather for a wonderful evening of good food, good friends, and the chance to honor all the worthy individuals and organizations who have been nominated for this year’s Citizen of the Year.

The Banquet will be held at the Beaver Island Lodge on Saturday, April 27. The event begins with a cocktail hour at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m., followed by the award presentation.

Dinner selections include:
• Tomato pesto crusted chicken breast with creamy cheddar polenta
• Filet of beef with lobster and Boursin mashed potatoes and a merlot reduction 
• Grilled halibut with corn coconut curry sauce and cherry tomato chutney
   All dinners include a seasonal salad and dessert – fresh fruit and sorbet parfait.

Prices for the three course meal range from $27 to $38 per person.
Call the Shamrock for reservations: 231.448.2278.

And if you have not yet sent in a nomination for Citizen of the Year, you still have time!
Nominations are due on Monday, April 1. Send in your nomination for an indivudal or group/organization to: Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 5, Beaver Island, MI 49782 or email it to:

And for a look back at 11 years of this tradition, see the April issue of NorthernIslander.