Local businesses to receive award for helping Madera schools

The Madera County Compact will recognize two local businesses on Wednesday for their contributions to Madera schools.

Kuckenbecker Tractor Co. of Fresno and Rancho San Miguel Market of Madera will receive the Crystal Tower Award at the Madera County Compact’s 12th annual Business and Education Shareholders’ Luncheon.

Kuckenbecker Tractor Co. was nominated by Kristin McKenna of Madera South High School for its 10-year support of the school’s agriculture department.

Rancho San Miguel Market was nominated by Sharon Hjella of the Madera County Office of Education and Deirdre Bishel of Madera South High School. The market has supported the workability program, which helps special needs children learn job skills, for seven years.

The Madera County Compact is a coalition of business, community and education leaders set on working with others to improve the quality of life in Madera County.

The luncheon will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Madera Municipal Golf Course. Tickets are $30 per person or $240 for a table of eight. Anyone interested in attending is asked to call Kristi Winter at (559) 662-3873.