Ellisville honored its Citizen of the Year at Tuesday's annual Christmas luncheon.
Mayor Tim Waldrup thanked his employees for all their hard work during the past 12 months.
The Citizen of the Year is a local business woman, Nikki Walters, the owner of Ward's Pharmacy.
“We have a special award for outstanding citizen of the year, one who steps above and aboard, above everything and does things for the community and Nikki Walters definitely meets that criteria,” Ellisville Mayor Tim Waldrup said.
“It's the most humbling thing that I've had to happen in many years, it was a total surprise, total surprise,” Walters said.
The Ellisville Christmas Luncheon started back in 2003 and it began honoring the Citizen of the Year two years later after Hurricane Katrina.