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Eva and Mike Gorman are Indian Valley’s 2019 Citizens of the Year. Bink Huddleston, right, presents the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce award to the couple for all their volunteer work at the Greenville Town Hall on Dec. 12. Photo by Meg Upton

Chamber mixer caps the year Names its Citizens of the Year

The Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce winds down each year with the Holiday Chamber Mixer. This year’s mixer took place Dec, 12 with a cozy crowd of 35 Indian Valley residents.

Chamber President Bink Huddleston thanked the assembled for their hard work and dedication in helping keep events alive and vibrant in Indian Valley. The chamber often covers the insurance liability for popular events such as Gold Digger Days among others and puts on the annual Crab Feed in February.

Bev Hardesty described the winner of the Indian Valley  Citizens of the Year award as going to two people who volunteer their time to make sure events happen in Greenville. She spoke of a couple’s tireless efforts to volunteer their time from the moment they arrived in the valley 14 years ago.

The prize went to the unsuspecting couple, Mike and Eva Gorman, who read in the newspaper that volunteers were needed for a craft booth for kids at Gold Diggers 14 years ago when they were only part-time residents of the valley. In the last three years they’ve become full-time residents of Greenville after 20 years of living on a boat in Sausalito harbor.

The couple did not recognize themselves even though Hardesty described them in her speech. Huddleston thanked them for all their years of volunteering on behalf of the community. They were very surprised.

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