A 96-year-old woman, who has played a key role in two longstanding local traditions, has been selected as Three Rivers Citizen of the Year for 2013.
Carol Boulette was named the recipient, bestowed annually since 1965 by members of the Three Rivers Lions Club.
Boulette played a hand in the formation of the Three Rivers Water Festival as well as the Three Rivers Area Fall Color Tour. She also is known for her 30-year career with the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce, the balance of which she was director.
In addition, she has a long history of involvement with the American Red Cross and the Three Rivers Emergency Care Network Food Bank.
A public ceremony to honor Boulette will take place at 6 p.m. May 14 at Belle Époque. Tickets are $20 each and will go on sale in a few weeks at Southern Michigan Bank and Trust.
Tickets will not be available at the door the day of the gathering.