Farmington Rotary seeks nominations for service awards


FARMINGTON – Nominations for the 2006 Community Service Awards, a recognition sponsored annually by the Farmington Rotary Club, are being accepted and ballots are available on-line.

The Entrepreneur and Senior Vocation Awards are given to people who have made Franklin County a better place to live. Ballots are available in many town offices, from local Rotarians and at several local businesses and organizations. Individuals, groups, organizations and businesses are all welcome to nominate a candidate.

The Entrepreneur Award recognizes someone who has grown a business over the last two years, has contributed to the local economy and redefined the concept of pride in local business. The person would have demonstrated creativity, initiative and determination while developing a new product or service and created new jobs and positive growth in the Western Maine economy.

The Senior Vocation Award is given to someone who has shared their wisdom and leadership with a long-term commitment to their communities through such characteristics as dedication to business, volunteerism, work ethic and honest character. The person may have a recent professional achievement, a breakthrough project or initiative or contributed to the educational foundation of children.

Nominees must have a home or business in the Farmington Rotary’s service area of Avon, Carrabassett Valley, Chesterville, Eustis, Farmington, Farmington Falls, Kingfield, Industry, New Sharon, New Vineyard, Phillips, Stratton, Strong, Temple, Vienna, Weld and Wilton.

The deadline for nominations is May 8. Ballots can be given to Rotarian Bill Marceau, c/o Foothills Management, P.O. Box 975, Farmington, ME 04938 or by phone at 778-0607, Mike Mansir at 778-2900, ext. 235, or Carol Timberlake at 684-3871. Ballots are also available at by clicking on the community service link at the bottom of the page.