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Moore Citizen of the Year award nomination deadline is May 1

Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 8:49 pm

The Moore County Family, Community and Education (FCE) Council announces the third annual Citizenship Award, which will be presented during the Frontier Days celebration on Saturday, June 23.  The public is invited and encouraged to submit nominations for the Heart of Gold Award. The 2010 recipient of this award was Peggy Gold, for whom the award is named. The 2011 winner was Dudley Tipps.

This 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 FCE Council president, a personal commemorative plaque and the winner’s name will be added to the perpetual plaque which hangs in the Moore County Courthouse.  The FCE Council will make a cash donation to a charity designated by the winner.

To make a nomination, write in 100 words or less how your selection meets the above 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 Moore County Extension Office in the County Building. They may also be mailed to Tommie June Gillies, 643 Shasteen Ridge Rd., Lynchburg, TN 37352 or e-mail

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