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O'HOLLERAN CHOSEN REALTOR OF THE YEAR

Mary O'Holleran shows plaque awarded her. (The Pilot/Marjorie Woodfin).
Mary O'Holleran shows plaque awarded her. (The Pilot/Marjorie Woodfin).

By Marjorie Woodfin

Pilot staff writer

The Curry County Board of Realtors is very good at keeping secrets – especially when planning to present the Realtor of Year award.

Mary O'Holleran, Curry County Board of Realtors' Realtor of the Year 2008 said, "I was totally surprised. It's such an honor."

The voting is secret and only the selection committee, members of the board of directors and recipient's spouse know who the winner is until the big announcement is made. The choice is made by the vote of all members.

This year, presenting the award was a bit more difficult because, due to an injured shoulder, O'Holleran was unable to attend the celebration meeting.

She said she couldn't understand why her husband would suggest that she attend the meeting when he knew she was in pain, and she refused to go.

On the morning of the meeting when Dick O'Holleran called to inform board members that his wife would not attend the meeting, they told him that they would make the presentation at the O'Hollerans' home. He warned them that carpet cleaners were there.

Instead of being honored in the presence of her peers, board members, president J.B. White, past president Cy Vandermeer, former recipient Sheryl Watkins and O'Holleran's principal broker Jeannette McVay presented the award plaque at her home with her arm in a sling while the carpet cleaners were busily running their machines.

White said about the award, "I'm tickled to death. Mary was honored for her longevity on the board and especially for her work on the education committee."

Vandermeer said, "It was much deserved. She has worked hard over the years serving others."

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