Mayor Steve Bach presented the Spirit of the Springs Award to Dave Bullock. When the board members of the Festival of Lights found out that they would not have access to the North Pole Sleigh, Bullock, a staff member of U.S. Olympic Training Center, volunteered to build the sleigh and the harnesses for the reindeer. He spent nine months and 900 hours to complete the sleigh, then donated to the Festival of Lights.
Todd Matthews, IntelliTec Medical Institute campus director, has been nominated for Man of the Year to represent the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in its 10-week fundraising campaign. The 2013 Man & Woman of the Year will be crowned based on their success in generating funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The campaign kicks off in February.