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Harksells honored with citizenship award

Pete, Jr. and Nita Harksell pose with one of the NAPA/ASE awards they have received while running Pete's Auto Repair (June 27, 2017). Photo: Whatcom News

Lifelong Ferndale residents, Nita and Pete Harksell, Jr, were recognized during the last Ferndale City Council meeting when they were awarded The Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Citizenship.

Noting their volunteering extends to the local Kiwanis, Old Settlers’ Association, Ferndale Heritage Society and the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce. Most recently it was noted, Pete is also currently a member of the City of Ferndale Parks, Recreation and Trails Advisory Board (PRTAB).

The award is a creation of Mayor Jon Mutchler. Recipients to date are as follows.

Jeff Callender, Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery 2017
Crissy Ford and Rachel Pringle, Youth theatre arts2018
Pete, Jr. and Nita Harksell2019

The Harksells own and operate Pete’s Auto Repair which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.

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