Athena Award 22 May 12

The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce honored the late Bobbi McCrea with the 2012 Athena Award on Monday. McCrea was active in the community in numerous ways prior to her death in the Bohemian Bed and Breakfast fire in 2011. She was involved in New Ulm Actors Community Theater, the Wanda Gag House, Junior Pioneers, Putting Green, Heart of New Ulm, the Riverbend Alternative School, and much more. Members of her family accepted the Athena Award on Bobbi’s behalf during a banquet in her honor Monday evening. McCrea was also the subject of a theatrical retrospective “Remembering Bobbi” Sunday afternoon at the Wanda Gag House. The Athena Award is sponsored by the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce and Jensen Motors, and is presented annually to a woman in the community for her professional excellence, community service, and mentorship of other women. Bobbi McCrea was the 22nd recipient of the award in New Ulm.