Oak View names Slivars Parents of the Year
By Jesse Phelps
The Oak View Civic Council handed out awards
last Saturday at "Jungle Gala 2003" to a number of
John and Tammy Slivar won Parents of the Year thanks to a nomination
from their son. "It really made me proud of my son that
he really sees how valuable his parents are," said Tammy
Slivar. "My son sent the letter and out of all the grades,
his was chosen.
Children don't always realize what parents
do and he's only in third grade. I'm very proud of him."
Citizen of the Year went to lifetime resident Barbara Kennedy
Beaver for her work with Supervisor Steve Bennett and his staff
to save the old Oak View School site and numerous other contributions
to the community, including work with the Oak View City Council
Said Kennedy Beaver, "I'm, of course,
honored and very proud to earn this award."
Kim Armstrong, whose Hair's To You, Too! salon won Business of
the Year, said, "First of all, I was really surprised and
was really excited. I feel that, being a self-employed person,
not too often do you get a gold pin. And after 35 years, I felt
like that was kind of like my gold pin. It brought tears to my
"I feel that being a business person in Oak View is just
enhancing our town with our business. Since I managed Mr. Dahl's
Mini-mall, having my business here, I've just enjoyed enhancing
Oak View and just being as part of the community."
Organization of the Year recognized Leigh Melander of Interface
and in the beauty pageant, Miss Oak View and Miss Teen Oak View
Hayden Herbruck was named Mr. Oak View.
The Ojai Valley News
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|Olivia Gandy was
named Miss Teen Oak View at the annual Oak View Pageant, where
Miss Oak View and Citizen, Parent and Business of the Year were