At Truman Day Banquet
Darin Gilley, right, won the 2012 Democrat of the Year award Saturday night, April 28, during the Franklin County Democratic Central Committee’s Truman Day banquet held at the Union Knights of Columbus Hall. Larry Hurlbert, left, committee treasurer, presented the award. Gilley writes for a labor blog on the county Democrats’ website, has worked on political campaigns and served as former state Rep. Michael Frame’s treasurer. Gilley has worked with Jobs for Justice, the AFL-CIO, Alliance for American Manufacturing, Coalition for Labor Union Women and UAW. Gilley and Patricia Schuba, of the Labadie Environmental Organization, were finalists for the award.
Heather Castelli, right, won the 2012 Truman Day essay contest sponsored by the Franklin County Democratic Central Committee. During the committee’s annual Truman Day dinner held Saturday, April 28, at the Union Knights of Columbus Hall, Elizabeth Hobbs, committee secretary, presented Castelli with a $100 VISA gift card. Castelli is a senior at Pacific High School and the daughter of Sandy Seress and Bart Castelli.