Monte Cristo Awards honor Everett's neighborhood stars
Michael O'Leary / The Herald
Lee and Pat Howell, whose home is in the Northwest neighborhood, won the Marian Krell Award, the top honor in the 2012 Monte Cristo Awards given out by the city of Everett each year to past Monte Cristo Award winners who consistently maintain their properties.
Neena Blackwell of the Delta neighborhood won a Pride of the Neighborhood award.
Of the more than 130 residences and businesses that were nominated by friends and neighbors, 54 were selected by a committee of Everett homeowners and Council of Neighborhoods members.
The recipients are chosen in three categories: Pride of the Neighborhood, Rejuvenation and Transformation, and Friendly Business.
Click here to see a gallery featuring some of the 2012 and 2011 winners.
One residence is chosen from previous years' winners to receive the Marian Krell Award, formerly called the Director's Award, for which the owners have consistently maintained their home and landscape over the years.
This year's Marian Krell Award winners are Lee and Pat Howell. The Howells have lived in a tidy brick rambler in the Northwest neighborhood since 1989.
Marian Krell, who died in 2009, was a city council member and longtime neighborhood activist.
She was the force behind the Monte Cristo Awards in 1994 to encourage residents to keep up their homes and beautify their neighborhoods.
Mayor Ray Stephanson and other city officials will present the awards, which are plaques to be placed on the fronts of residences, at the ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. It's free and the public is invited to attend.
Marian Krell Award
Lee and Pat Howell, Northwest neighborhood
Pride of the Neighborhood
Fay and Evan Garrett, Bayside
Erin Koehler, Bayside
Patti Lohse, Bayside
Marjorie Wrisley, Boulevard Bluffs
Aline MacPherson and August Slagle, Cascade View
Neena Blackwell, Delta
Phyllis Siler, Delta
David and Socorro Roy, Delta
Linda Crafton, Evergreen
Hong Nguyen, Evergreen
Dave and Linda Whitesell, Glacier View
Carol Jamieson and Brent Earl, Glacier View
Mike Westland and Dawn Hanson, Lowell
Marion Parks, Northwest
Jason and Christy Robicheaux-Olson, Northwest
John and Karen Schrier, Northwest
William and Renee Richards, Pinehurst
Larry Smith and Julie Smart, Port Gardner
Ronald and Rusthea Dunlap, Riverside
Raymond and JoAnn King, Riverside
John and Barbara Marxer, Silver Lake
James and Minaflor Ponce, Silver Lake
Neil and Bonnie Jacobsen, Twin Creeks
Bette Oliver, Twin Creeks
Dave Snyder, Twin Creeks
Paul A. Stoot Sr., Valley View
Howard Tate, Valley View
Dean and Kay Olsen, View Ridge Madison
Greta Kaas-Lent, View Ridge Madison
Rejuventation and Transformation
Josh Arnold, Delta
Josh and Stacia Tentoea, Delta
Michael and Katharine Holly, Evergreen
Kester and Tu Powell, Evergreen
Samuel Mutt, Glacier View
Richard Webber, Glacier View
Lisa Hoang, Monica Sutton and Carey Sutton, Harborview-Seahurst-Glenhaven
Joseph and Joan Noel, Holly
Chad and Jenna Lisenby, Northwest
Clinton Seal, Northwest
Jeff and Heather Steeves, Northwest
Melvin and Jean Rothrock, Port Gardner
Michael and Kelly Cruden, Riverside
Sean and Lorraine Matuschak, Riverside
Jerron and Astra Hurst, Twin Creeks
Dennis Carlson and Suellen Clark, View Ridge Madison
Preferred Property Management, Bayside
Skotdal Real Estate/Library Place, Bayside
Visiting Angels, Bayside
Providence Hospital Colby Campus, Northwest
Under the Red Umbrella, Dave and Leslie Heger, Northwest
Everett Clinic/Gunderson Building, Port Gardner
La Hacienda, Twin Creeks
Berkshire Apartments, LLC/The Kent and Jill Hendricks Family, View Ridge Madison