imageFredericksburg Realtor Penny Traber (of 1st Choice Better Homes & Land) was named Citizen of the Year by the Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star, and is in the running to be named Virginian of the Year, an award given by the Virginia Press Association.

Sayeth the paper:

[Traber's] group also helps needy area residents repair their homes; mans the red kettle for the Salvation Army; sponsors families for holiday help through the department of social services; and collects food for the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.

The ministry also heads to Ohio and Kentucky each year to build youth centers and hand out coats to low-income children. And each year, the church sends a team to Peru to help with an orphanage and host Vacation Bible School.


Throughout the year, she makes dinners, collects food, visits nursing homes, organizes church mission trips, helps support an orphanage and volunteers with several area nonprofits.

In fact, Traber’s long list of community involvement is way to much to go into here, especially as has it, and in plenty of detail.

We’re just proud that one our own has earned the title — congratulations, Penny!