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George Abounader gives an acceptance speech after being awarded the 2013 Marco Island Citizen of the Year award during the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas Gala on Sunday, December 8 at Bistro Soliel in Marco Island. He stands on stage with past recipients of the same award. This is the 26th year for the event.

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Dania Maxwell/Staff George Abounader gives an acceptance speech after being awarded the 2013 Marco Island Citizen of the Year award during the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas Gala on Sunday, December 8 at Bistro Soliel in Marco Island. He stands on stage with past recipients of the same award. This is the 26th year for the event.

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George Abounader gives an acceptance speech after being awarded the 2013 Marco Island Citizen of the Year award during the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas Gala on Sunday, December 8 at Bistro Soliel in Marco Island. He stands on stage with past recipients of the same award. This is the 26th year for the event.
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George Abounader is hugged by his wife, Cindy Love-Abounader after being awarded the 2013 Marco Island Citizen of the Year award during the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas Gala on Sunday, December 8 at Bistro Soliel in Marco Island. This is the 26th year for the event.
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George Abounader gives an acceptance speech after being awarded the 2013 Marco Island Citizen of the Year award during the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas Gala on Sunday, December 8 at Bistro Soliel in Marco Island. This is the 26th year for the event.
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George Abounader, left, and wife Cindy Love-Abounader, right, react after learningthat George is awarded the 2013 Marco Island Citizen of the Year award during the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas Gala on Sunday, December 8 at Bistro Soliel in Marco Island. This is the 26th year for the event.
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Herb Savage is honored with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award during the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas Gala on Sunday, December 8 at Bistro Soliel in Marco Island. This is the 26th year for the event.
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Herb Savage is honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and receives a painting made for him during the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas Gala on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Bistro Soliel in Marco Island. This is the 26th year for the event.
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Wendy Renee sings to attendees during the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas Gala on Sunday, December 8 at Bistro Soliel in Marco Island. This is the 26th year for the event.
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Joyce and Ed McKee sip on cocktails during the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas Gala on Sunday, December 8 at Bistro Soliel in Marco Island. This is the 26th year for the event.
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Dianne Dohm, left, reacts after being awarded the 2013 Marco Island Volunteer of the Year award during the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas Gala on Sunday, December 8 at Bistro Soliel in Marco Island. This is the 26th year for the event.
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Guests mingle during the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas Gala on Sunday, December 8 at Bistro Soliel in Marco Island. This is the 26th year for the event.
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Rick and Lisa Popoff sip on cocktails during the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas Gala on Sunday, December 8 at Bistro Soliel in Marco Island. This is the 26th year for the event.
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Wendy Renee sings to attendees during the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas Gala on Sunday, December 8 at Bistro Soliel in Marco Island. This is the 26th year for the event.
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George Abounader is awarded the 2013 Marco Island Citizen of the Year award during the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas Gala on Sunday, December 8 at Bistro Soliel in Marco Island. This is the 26th year for the event.

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