Community award Danna Webster was named the Key Peninsula Citizen of the Year on Saturday during the 30th annual awards banquet sponsored by the Key Peninsula Lions Club.
Webster previously had been nominated and attended the ceremonies at the Key Peninsula Civic Center in Vaughn. She said she’d learned to just enjoy the banquet.
But this time, her name was called.
Webster said she won for doing what others do on the Key Peninsula — helping one another.
“It’s a gift to be able to live in this beautiful land and to contribute to the lifestyle that is here on the Key Peninsula,” Webster said on Monday.
Originally from Colorado, Webster moved to the Key Peninsula and has been a permanent resident since 2003. She is in her fourth term as Key Peninsula Community Council president. She also helped to form the Key Peninsula Farm Tour and is active in the Key Peninsula Writers’ Guild, the KP Community Youth Council, the KP Historical Society Museum and other organizations.
Webster said the field of 20 nominees each year goes to show how involved the population is on the peninsula.
The people match the area’s beauty, she said. She meets scholars, retirees, longtime residents, entrepreneurs and more in her neighborhood. And every neighbor is always there for a helping hand.
The Citizen of the Year banquet is a way to recognize citizens’ work and also to hear what has been going on in the community, Webster said.
“It’s uplifting for that time in March when we get to read and see how many people are doing so many jobs,” Webster said.
“I’m so appreciative of the Lions Club, that they’ve been able to do this for 30 years, and to recognize the work of good citizens of the Key Peninsula,” she said.