We had a number of outstanding nominees this year, and as in past years its always a tough decision, but the Fonthill and District Kinsmen are pleased to announce that the 2023 Pelham Citizen of the year is Yvon Audette.Yvon and his wife Wendy are long time Pelham residents – Yvon was a volunteer fire fighter at Pelham Station #1 for 32 years, remaining active with the Fire Fighters’ Association as treasurer, being responsible for the maintenance the stations’s antique 1939 pumper fire truck (which he drives in numerous parades, funerals and special events), and as the lead volunteer in the Pelham Fire Fighters’ Annual Toy Drive, providing toys specific to children’s wishes for the past 9 years! When Yvon is not at the station, he volunteers at the Last Chance Horse And Pony Rescue in Crystal Beach, exemplifying the true volunteer spirit and community activism that is the basis of the criteria by which our selection is made. Fonthill and District Kinsmen have been sponsoring the Pelham Citizen of the Year since our first in 1998, this will be our 24th award, losing 2 years due to the Covid pandemic. The award dinner will be held Tuesday March 05, 2024 at the Fonthill Legion on Highway 20 in Fonthill. Advance Tickets are available only, and can be purchased for $20.00 at Pelham Printing located at 22 Highway 20 W, Fonthill.