Press ignores historic preservation awards
Recently, the Sonoma League for Historic Preservation had their annual awards meeting at the Vintage House in Sonoma.
It was brought to my attention as chairman of the event that there was no publicity.
The press, including the members of this newspaper, were invited. Not one attended.
So what, most of you would say.
I’ll tell you what!
The properties given awards are selected after several months of reviewing nominations. They are based on certain criteria that must include a historical background whether it is indeed “old” as in years, or situated on an historical site.
In addition, two people are given awards for donating time and effort to further historical venues beyond what is asked of them.
These awards signify a lasting Sonoma heritage and the recipients are proud (as they should be) to receive one.
(Editor’s note: The Index-Tribune did not have staff available to cover the event and did not receive notice of the awards until after we requested the information on Wednesday. All the results are set to appear in Tuesday’s edition.)