The Heart of Danville announced the recipients of the downtown awards for excellence Monday at its annual membership meeting. Awards were given to individuals and businesses that have made a significant contribution to maintaining the vitality of the central business district.
* Martha Caywood and the Derby Shoppe received the Heartbeat Award for excellence in visual merchandising and creative window displays.
* Farmers National Bank received the Pulse Award, naming it Business of the Year. A strong employee volunteer spirit and their commitment to staying downtown garnered them this award.
* Helton, Erwin and Associates received the King of Hearts Award for the outstanding historic preservation project in 2003.
* Wendy Lewis was named the Big Heart/Volunteer of the year for her contributions to the organization.
* Heritage Community Bank received the Heart of Gold Award for investing close to $3,000,000 in their new downtown location.
* Janet Hamner received the Heart and Soul award, recognizing her efforts in extraordinary work to revitalize the downtown.