A 90-year-old York City woman and a York Area Regional police officer are among the winners of this year's statewide governor's awards for outstanding crime-prevention efforts.
Winnona Smith, of South Pershing Avenue, has spent 23 years in York City helping to organize block watch groups, serving as captain of her own neighborhood's block watch, picking up litter and doing other volunteer work, including for Crispus Attucks and for the South George Street Community Partnership.
Officer Peter Montgomery also won an award for his work as York Area Regional's crime-prevention officer.
Montgomery, 40, runs the department's National Night Out celebration and its "Witch Watch," which organizes volunteers to keep an eye on trick-or-treaters.
He also coordinated and presented more than 50 educational programs for more than 2,500 kids and 300 adults, covering a variety of safety issues.
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