Mayor Jim Watson today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to the staff of the Lone Star Texas Grill restaurant at Baseline Road and Fisher Avenue for a surprise party that they organized for a young cancer survivor.

With Ward Councillor Keith Egli, Mayor Watson presented a framed certificate of the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Darin Aughey, General Manager of Lone Star Texas Grill Restaurant Baseline and Chris Stearns, a server at the Lone Star.

Led by Mr. Stearns, and with the support of management, the Lone Star Restaurant organized a surprise birthday party last October for Jacob Randell, who was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer at the age of five in November 2008.

Jacob had visited the restaurant a month earlier, in September 2010, with his mother, Liliane Hajjar, to celebrate her return to work after being off for two years during his treatment. Mr. Stearns took a shine to Jacob and his heroic battle and when Jacob expressed a wish to have his birthday party there, Mr. Stearns arranged a surprise celebration in October.

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