Cheryl Widen and Mike Hole named 2018 Bristol Outstanding Citizens

2018 Bristol Progress Days Outstanding Citizens Mike Hole and Cheryl Widen.

Cheryl Widen and Mike Hole were named the 2018 Bristol Outstanding Citizens as part of the Bristol Progress Days opening night banquet.

Each year one man and one woman from Bristol is selected for the honor as a traditional part of the Progress Days community festival.

Widen was lauded by her nominator for service to the community including leadership in Girl Scouts, PTA and Kenosha County HCE. She is a poll worker, an active member of the Wesley Chapel Church and a recently retired staff member from the Special Education Department of Bristol School. Said her nominator: “She truly extends herself to the greatest extent possible. And it is a pleasure and an honor to nominate someone who is extremely smart, kind, generous and humble. She is truly an outstanding citizen and we are blessed to have her in our community.”

Here is video of her introduction by master of ceremonies Connie Kirchner:

Hole was praised for his many years of service to the Bristol Public Works Department and Bristol Fire and Rescue. He started with both public works and the fire department at 19. His nominators lauded his mechnical experience, saying his talents and “countless upgrades, repairs and fabrication efforts to keep vehicles and equipment on the frontline of service” have saved the village millions. In the fire department, he has risen to the third in command position of division chief.

Here is video of his introduction by Kirchner:

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