“Where the North American St. Nicholas Revolution Began”
2017 Award Winners
The Award Honorees (listed below) will be honored, along with our enrolled
NOTE: 20% of profits realized from your Awards Gala reservations will be applied to “SNI Christmas Express”. This first annual celebration is scheduled just a few days before Christmas. Help bring the joy, peace and love of the Christmas Season to disadvantaged children of all ages, as well as to their families. See additional information, below.
2017 SNI Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Ben & Mrs. Candy Carson (co-recipients) Carson Scholars Fund
Carson Scholars Fund Commercial
2017 SNI Spirit of Christmases Past, Present & Future Award
Richard Kughn, “Mr. Lionel” Former owner of Lionel Trains, who saved this global icon of Christmas (1986-1995)
LCCA Visits Dick and Linda Kughn
Lionel's Howard Hitchcock Meets Lionel Living Legend, Richard Kughn
A Century of Lionel Trains (Available from TMC Book / Video www.tmbv.com )
The St. Nicholas Institute 2017 St. Nicholas Institute “Spirit of Christmases Past, Present & Future Award” recipient, Richard Kughn (“Mr. Lionel,”) is featured in “A Century of Lionel Trains,” which was co-produced by the talented team of Tom McComas and Joe Stachler.. It is a well researched and highly informative historical overview of Lionel Trains.
The engaging two part series, “A Century of Lionel Trains,” was narrated by the late NBC broadcasting legend, talk-show host (and lifelong Lionel Train enthusiast, Tom Snyder. viewed on PBS stations across the United States. It was Sutton One Theater in Manhattan New York, NY, and selected by the New York Film & Video Festival for competition in their documentary category.
DVD copies of “A Century of Lionel Trains” make great stocking stuffers and may be purchased online HERE
2017 Spirit of St. Nicholas Award ("Nicholas is Our Model")
Stephen Futrell, Technology Solutions, Livonia, MI, random Acts of Christmas Kindness
Coordinating Efforts of Livonia Police Department $50 Giveaway
2017 Spirit of St. Nicholas Award (“Openness to the Christmas Spirit”)
Chief of Police, Curt Caid “Men & Women in Blue,” Livonia, MI (Special Delivery to Area Disadvantaged Families)
Police Officers Help Woman Sleeping in Parking Lot
2017 Spirit of St. Nicholas Award (“Exercising Compassion”)
John & Christine Foppe (Visionary Velocity, Global Motivational Speaking)
“The World at My Feet”
2017 Spirit of St. Nicholas Award (“Love for Children”)
Tom & Holly Valent (Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School, Midland, MI)
How Do You Become Santa Claus? Santa School, Of Course!
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