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Call for nominations for Heart of Gold Citizenship Award

Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 6:14 pm

The Moore County fce Council has announced its fourth annual Citizenship Award, which will be presented during the Frontier Days celebration here in Lynchburg on Saturday, June 22.  The public is encouraged to submit nominations for the 2013 award.

The 2010 recipient of this award was Peggy Gold, for whom the award was named. Subsequent winners have been Dudley Tipps and Joe Millsaps.

The award recognizes a citizen of Moore County or a surrounding county who exemplifies care, concern and compassion for the citizens of Moore County. The individual selected will be someone who demonstrates leadership in involving others in the community to benefit their fellow citizens.

The winner will be found to be unselfish in working to benefit others, above and beyond what his or her occupation might require. Nominations are not restricted by age, race, gender or national origin. It is not necessary for nominees to be members of fce.

The award winner will receive a letter of commendation from the mayor and the fce Council president and a personal commemorative plaque. The winner’s name will be added to the perpetual plaque, which hangs in the Moore County Court House.

The fce Council will make a cash donation to a charity designated by the winner.

To make a nomination, explain in 100 words or less how your selection meets the noted criteria. Include your name and a contact number in the event more information is needed. Nominations should be placed in a sealed envelope marked “Citizenship Award.” Individuals can submit only one nomination.

The deadline for nominations is May 1. They may be dropped off at the Moore County Library, Lynchburg Ladies’ Handiwork or the Extension Office in the County Building.  They may also be mailed to: Tommie June Gillies, 643 Shasteen Ridge Rd., Lynchburg, TN 37352, or e-mailed to <>.

The fce Council will be responsible for selecting the winner from the names submitted.