Masako Nakamuta – Vigneault was presented the Redding Neighbors and Newcomers Star Neighbor Award at the Tree Lighting last Saturday. Community Chair Jenifer Wyss introduced the award with the help of President Bess Williams.
Nominated by Karen Beres, Ms. Nakamuta–Vigneault was cited for her work with the Girl Scouts, American Red Cross, New Pond Farm and the West Redding Fire Department.
Beres said, “Her efforts have benefited thousands of people and her willingness to help; mentor and guide where ever needed has made her a star in our community.”
Williams said, “It’s Pivotal that our town recognize people who do things out of the goodness of their hearts. That’s what community and neighborhood is all about. It doesn’t have to be once a year, you can recognize people every day of the year and let them know they are appreciated.”
Stephanie Gregory, Service Unit Manager of the Redding and Easton Girl Scouts said she has known Masako for ages. She said that Masako was “…an amazing lady who inspired me to be a Girl Scout leader twice over.” She added that Masako was a “Pivotal person in our community who ties it all together”
Ms. Nakamuta – Vigneault was grateful for the award. She said that, “Redding is a beautiful town. I have really enjoyed being here for 30+ years. I love serving the town.”
When you see Masako around town, please congratulate her on this award. And, please recognize and be grateful to your own Star neighbors.
left: Masako Nakamuta – Vigneault
right: Jenifer Wyss, Community Chair for RNN and Bess Williams,
RNN President present Ms. Nakamuta – Vigneault with the award