Pioneer family member gets Community Champion award


A DESERVING AWARD – Virginia Good-Vlahovich (left) was presented the Community Champion Award by Sue Nagel Saturday at the “Leaders Inspiring Leaders” benefit for the Helping Hands Food Bank Saturday. Good-Vlahovich has served on its board of directors for 20 years. – Photo by Bill Reynolds

Having spent decades devoted to feeding the hungry, Virginia Good-Vlahovich found herself on the receiving end of praise at the annual “Leaders Inspiring Leaders” forum at Skagit Regional Airport on Saturday, June 25.

The 1975 La Conner High School grad was recipient of a special “Community Champion” award at the two-hour program that also featured remarks from former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency Director Robert Gates, a Big Lake resident who, in retirement, has been a major supporter of area food banks and schools.

The event, held inside the airport�...

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