|2014 Jefferson Awards Program kicks off|
|Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:14 PM|
New to the Jefferson Awards this year is major sponsor Husky Lima Refinery.
“There is an impressive spirit of volunteerism in our community,” says Vice President and General Manager Roy Warnock. “The Jefferson Awards provide a great opportunity to reward local people who show initiative and dedication to their cause of choice.”
Once nominations are submitted, a panel of 10 judges will select eight local winners to be honored at a banquet on March 25. One will advance to the national level, representing the area at a national ceremony next June in Washington, D.C.
The eight local winners will each receive $350 for the organization they volunteer with. The individual who advances to the national competition will receive an additional $700 for their favorite organization.
Nomination forms are available at the United Way of Greater Lima, 616 South Collett St., Lima; at UnitedWayLima.org; at Your Hometown Lima Stations, 1424 Rice Ave., Lima; and www.YourHometownStations.com
All nominations must be mailed to the following address:
The Jefferson Awards
United Way of Greater Lima
616 S. Collett St.
Lima OH 45805
The Jefferson Awards for Public Service was founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard to establish a national recognition for, and encouragement of, outstanding community and public service. Jefferson Awards are presented on two levels — local and national. On the local level, recipients are volunteers who do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition or reward. Past local winners include Estella Adams, Dr. Gene Wright and Sandy Monfort, among others. Past national winners include familiar names such as Walter Cronkite, Bob Hope and Oprah Winfrey.
|Last Updated on Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:23 PM|