‘Vanilla Ice’ to be named Wellington’s ‘outstanding citizen’


Musician-turned-reality TV star Rob “Vanilla Ice” Van Winkle will be named Wellington’s “Outstanding Citizen of the Year” during an event later this month.

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce said it’s honoring Van Winkle for his “spirit of giving and dedication” to the village. Van Winkle, a resident for more than a decade, has contributed to several local charities and films his DIY Network reality show “The Vanilla Ice Project” in Wellington.

The chamber will present the award to the rapper of “Ice Ice Baby” fame at noon Feb. 26 at the Wanderers Club.


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