On my honor
Dinner: The Last Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America honored The Nichols Family with the 2018 E.C. Joullian Distinguished Citizen Award. The award recognized Polly and Larry Nichols and their family for a lifetime of contributions to Scouting and the community. The event was at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel.
Program: On the program were Jeff Woolsey, Ron Norick, John Richels, Frank Hill, David Reid and David Rainbolt. A video tribute about the Nichols was shown to the 400 guests. A patriotic flag procession by Boy Scouts preceded dinner.
Decorations: Tables created by floral designers at Trochta’s Flowers and Garden Center had centerpieces representing scouting and hiking in the forest. There were bouquets of wildflowers including columbines, ranunculus, anemones and delphinium, lanterns, campfires, hiking boots, butterflies, bird nests, logs, trees, rocks, driftwood and hiking trail maps.
Menu: Braised short ribs and salmon, with wild mushroom and artichoke risotto were on the menu, along with a s’mores tart featuring toasted marshmallows.
Outside the banquet hall:
100 Boy Scouts presented displays showing their scouting experiences. They set up tents and Scout ranch displays, as well as a derby car display. They also lined up as guests exited the dinner and thanked each person for his/her support of Boy Scouts.
Committees: Sue Ann
Hyde and Carol Troy were co-chairman of the program committee and committee members were Karen Browne, Kristine Browne, Ann Johnstone and Charlotte Richels. Sponsor committee chairmen were Norick and John Richels and committee members were Bill Lance, Ed Martin, David Rainbolt, Lee Allan Smith, David Thompson, Sean Trauschke and Blake Wade. David Reid is Council president.
John Richels, Ron Norick, Sally Starling, Larry Nichols, Polly Nichols, Tyler Nichols, Jeff Starling, David Rainbolt and Boy Scouts from Troops 15 and 193, where Tyler and John Nichols were Scouts in their youths.
Lee Allan Smith, Larry and Polly Nichols, and David Rainbolt.