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2009

VENUE: Joe’s Cafe

2009 WINNERS:

Marty Abdullah: Part of St. Louis music history – singer of soul, R&B, the blues
Reine & Cbabi Bayoc: Sweet Art Bakeshop & Art Studio
Home Eco: St. Louis’ first green general store
Kate Ewing: Animal House Fund, SLPS, Gateway Homeless Services – mentor, advocate, leader
Carmelita Nunez-Shown and Daniel Shown: Artists and arts organizers
Bob Putnam and Sherri Lucas: Tenders of the Way Out Club and KDHX programmers
Riley’s Pub: Classic neighborhood tavern in South City (see Notes below)
Rebecca Rivas: Journalist, activist
Molly Rockamann: Organizer of Earth Dance Farms, advocate of sustainable agriculture
Gregory Smith: Mainstay at CWE’s Coiffures By Shawn
Rob Thurman: Volunteer and fundraiser (and party-starter)
Tammy Tutterow: Founder of stlhandmade.com

MYSTERY WINNERS:

Kevin Belford: Blues historian, graphic artist and illustrator
Nita Turnage & Hap Phillips: Founders of Artica, neighborhood & arts advocates

NOTES: The good folks of Riley’s Pub did not show up, opening up a second Mystery Award Winner. We’re saddened by this, but still love them… Rebecca Rivas, our last recipient engaged an opponent in a combination tai chi/wrestling bout. If you have video or photos, please let us know… Our second SRO event at Joe’s, on another beautiful night.

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