SEASIDE - The Seaside City Council will continue to pursue a community service award program.

During a work session Monday, the council discussed the idea of the award program, which had first been presented at the Dec. 23 council meeting by Councilor Larry Haller.

Long-time Seaside volunteers would be honored for their commitment with a plaque and their photo would be placed in a permanent display at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center.

Councilor Don McKay questioned the location of the photo display, saying that the convention center is primarily for out-of-town visitors, for whom the photos would be meaningless. Council President Diana Schafer also said that a wall full of pictures is not necessary. However both agreed with other councilors that it is appropriate to honor volunteers and a consensus was reached to pursue the program.

Haller and councilors Stubby Lyons and Tim Tolan formed a committee to work on the program. The first award is planned to be given in March in conjunction with Seaside High School's "Hall of Fame" banquet.

Community members may call Haller at 738-7346 to nominate a long-time Seaside volunteer.

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