SEATTLE — The Tri-City Water Follies received the first-ever Award of Excellence on Saturday night in Seattle at the H1 Unlimited awards banquet.
"It's time to reward excellence, recognize the individuals or organizations that go above and beyond," said H1 Unlimited chairman Sam Cole. "From the day you get there to the time you leave (the Lamb Weston Columbia Cup), they are organized."
Water Follies vice-president Michael Denslow and event director Kathy Powell were present to receive the award.
"We have a really good thing going," said Denslow. "We are one big family."
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Powell acknowledged the Water Follies volunteers by calling them the best on the circuit. "They work tirelessly each year to produce the Tri-Cities' signature event, and it's clear it's a labor of love for them, we love them back for that."
KONA 610 AM also was honored Saturday as "best radio coverage" for its wall-to-wall broadcast of the Columbia Cup.