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fce announces call for nominations for Heart of Gold Citizenship Award

Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 3:51 pm

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Moore County fce Council announces the sixth annual Citizenship Award, which will be presented during the Frontier Days celebration on Saturday, June 27. The public is encouraged to submit nominations for the 2015 award. The 2010 recipient of this award was Peggy Gold, for whom the award was named. Subsequent winners have been Dudley Tipps, Joe Millsaps, Claude Eady and Betty Robertson.

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 letters of commendation from the mayor and the fce Council president and a personal commemorative plaque. The winner’s name will be added to the permanent 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 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 8. 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-mail <tommie@gillieshome.com>.

A committee with representatives from the fce Council and former Heart of Gold winners will select the 2015 winner from the names submitted.

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