WARRENTON - Seven people received "Community Pride" awards during a ceremony at City Hall Wednesday in honor of their efforts in improving their businesses and homes.
Kathy Brown, owner of KB Toys, and Krista Bingham owner of Serendipity Cafe, received awards for their businesses. Brown was also honored for her work on the building that houses both the toy store and the cafe.
Sharon O'Malley was honored for her Koffe Kabin, and daughter and mother Trudy and Bernice Enke were honored for their work on their home. Sam and Bonnie Moore won an award for planting a field of flowers near their home.
Kathleen Covert, the chairwoman of the Warrenton Business Association, who presented the awards along with Mayor Paul Rodriquez, said it was just a way to let people know their work is appreciated.
"It's just a way to say we saw the effort you made and we just didn't want it to go unnoticed," she said.