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Local Preservationists to be Honored April 20

Castro Valley, San Lorenzo and Cherryland preservation efforts receive kudos

For more than a dozen years, the Hayward Area Historical Society (HAHS) has honored area residents who have made an outstanding contribution to the preservation of the community’s history and historic architecture. 

On April 20, the organization will once again present its History Awards ceremony. This year's 13th annual event will be held at the Stonebrae Country Club in the Hayward hills. 

Six winners were nominated by local community members and selected by the HAHS Board of Directors for their exemplary contributions to the preservation of local history. 

Randy Wittorp will receive the Historic Preservation Award for the restoration and preservation of his 1930s era Tudor-style house in the Prospect Hill area. 

in Castro Valley, founded in 1926, will be honored with the Historic Business Award. 

The Historic Organization Award will go to the Hayward Municipal Band for entertaining the community at their summer concerts and other events since 1957.

Hayward High School teacher Peggy Hearne will receive the Educator of the Year Award in appreciation of her outstanding ability to connect students with history. 

The Community Service Award will be presented to Robert and Erica Campisi for their longtime commitment to the betterment of the Cherryland community and . 

will receive the John Sandoval Award in appreciation of his leadership and commitment to preserve the .

The April 20 event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will include a cocktail hour, live music by Christine Ferrri's Swing Society, a buffet dinner, award ceremony and silent auction. Raffle tickets may also be purchased for the chance to win a tour and wine tasting for up to 30 people courtesy of Byington Winery and Vineyard.

Proceeds from the event will support the Hayward Area Historical Society Center of History and Culture Campaign.  

To purchase tickets or request an invitation, call Development Director Alison Wenz at 510-581-0223 or send an email to alison@haywardareahistory.org.

You can learn more about the historical society here.

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