Darklady Receives 2009 BLP “Community Choice” Award
PORTLAND, OR – Blackout Leather Productions presented its 2009 “Community Choice Award” to Theresa “Darklady” Reed on Sunday, August 9th during the 8th annual Rose & Thorn Awards.
Held at the delightfully medium-brow My Father’s Place restaurant following the BLP leather titleholders’ Victory Brunch, the awards honored an assortment of local community members and organizations.
In addition to Darklady’s receipt of the community-voted “Community Choice Award,” the BLP board selected the following from community nominations:
Business of the Year, 2009 – The Conservatory
Non-Profit of the year, 2009 – BiLS
Leatherwoman of the year, 2009 – 2008 Ms. Oregon State Leather, Val
Leatherman of the year, 2009 – 2008 Mr. Oregon State Leather, Dominic
Darklady, like each of the award recipients, was delighted and surprised to be the ultimate honoree, as the competition was impressive.
“Given that I received the Community Choice Award in 2007, I never expected to win it again,” she confessed. “The fact the community saw fit to honor me with this award again is very encouraging and I very much appreciate it.”
Nominations for all awards are made by the community-at-large, including explanations for why each candidate is qualified to receive the award. The Community Choice Award recipient is determined by ballots cast from the community, while the four other award winners are nominated by the community, with the BLP board members reviewing submissions and making the final determination.
This year’s Mr. & Ms. Oregon State Leather titleholders are Brett and Madame Lisset
More information about this and other Blackout Leather Productions events can be found at www.BlackoutLeather.org.