Thanks to nominations from the public, a number of local service workers have been recognized for their extra efforts.

At a gala eveover the weekend, Bernie Benson at the City of Grande Prairie, Maria Saraum of The L Spa and Robert Noel of TriTech Safety were among those given Service Superstar Awards.

Also among the winners were Holly Leman, a server at Tony Roma’s, Brenda Frederick of Southview Safeway, and Heather Lappenbush from the Best Western.

Debbie Kelly of WestJet was given the top honours and was the grande prize winner.

Kelly was nominated by members of the public, who said she helped with extra questions and “went above and beyond providing excellent customer service.”

Ballot boxes were set up by the Regional Tourism Association last summer, and nominations were also taken online.

Photo: Debbie Kelly of WestJet was one of the weekly Service Superstars last summer