Gerri Healey emerges from the water in the baptismal tub at Harrison Gospel Chapel

Silver awards for Agassiz Harrison Observer crew

Feature story and advertisement earn BCYCNA recognition

The Agassiz Harrison Observer earned two silver Ma Murray awards from the B.C. Yukon Community Newspaper Association on Saturday night.

Editor Jessica Peters was awarded silver in the Feature Article Award, for a story about Harrison resident Gerri Healey’s choice to become baptized after 40 years of drug and alcohol abuse.

The story, titled Miracle in the Making, is available to read online.

Brittany Best, this paper’s former graphic designer, and Chris Franklin, advertising representative, were also recognized with a silver award in the Ad Design category for newspapers under 25,000 circulation. Their award was for an advertisement titled Taste the Chocolate, Feel the Love!, designed for Frank Peters’ business in Harrison Hot Springs, the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

The BCYCNA award ceremony was held at the River Rock Casino in Richmond.

The BCYCNA is a non-profit membership organization representing 126  community newspapers throughout British Columbia and the Yukon. Several of Black Press’ Fraser Valley newspapers also earned Ma Murrays this year, including the Hope Standard, the Chilliwack Progress and the Abbotsford News.