The Crofton Civic Association named Arlo "Pete" Pedersen, a Crofton resident for nearly 30 years, its Citizen of the Year for 1997.
Pedersen, a former board member of the association and former president of the Crofton Association of Retired Persons, was among eight honored Friday as outstanding citizens at the annual Crofton Awards Banquet at the Crofton Country Club.
Among other things, Pedersen makes sure that American flags are placed along Crofton Parkway on patriotic holidays.
Sheila Schneider, executive director of the Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce, was named Outstanding Business Leader of the Year by the chamber. Bob Scott, the Greater Crofton Council's president, was named Citizen of the Year by that organization.
Officer Dave Muhl of Glen Burnie was selected as Crofton Police Officer of the Year by the Crofton Kiwanis, and the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department gave Denise Gramlich of Crofton a volunteer appreciation award for the second year in a row.
Tom Shelly and Bob Lindsay, both of Crofton, shared the Crofton Athletic Council's Cardinal of the Year award.
And the Bowie-Crofton Jaycees named Lou Carloni of Crofton the group's Outstanding Young Leader of the Year.
More than 100 residents and Crofton business owners attended the banquet. Dels. Robert C. Baldwin, Marsha G. Perry and Janet Greenip of the 33rd District presented each award recipient with a proclamation of appreciation.
Pub Date: 11/18/97