Among the talent and beauty that was seen at the 2014 Miss Hutchinson pageant Friday night, the 2013 Woman of the Year Julie Jensen and Mr. Hutchinson Everett Hantge said their goodbyes before they passed their titles onto the new recipients of these awards.
Mr. Hutchinson 2014 is Buzz Burich, who has been instrumental in several local organizations including Historic Hutchinson, the Hutchinson Theatre Company, the Hutchinson Center for the Arts, Common Cup Ministry, Heart of Hutch, and many more. He also served in the National Guard and was the fourth president of Citizen’s Bank and Trust in Hutchinson.
Barb Max was named as the 2014 Woman of the Year. She is an active member of Faith Lutheran Church, has served on the McLeod County Public Health Board, was the first nurse ever to work in the Gaylord School System, and has volunteered her time with hospice and advocating for Hutchinson Public Schools.
Both Burich and Max will ride in the Grande Day Parade this Sunday and will participate in other events throughout the year representing Hutchinson with the rest of the Water Carnival Royalty.