United Way requesting nominations for community impact award

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WILTON — The United Way of the Tri-Valley Area is seeking nominations for the Gary A. LaGrange Community Impact Award.

The agency invites nominations of an individual, couple, business or organization that has made a significant impact in the community in the past year.

Nominations are due by Tuesday, Feb. 20. They can be downloaded from the United Way website (uwtva.org) and emailed to [email protected] Applications can also be completed online.

The award will be presented at the United Way Campaign Celebration and annual meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Calzolaio Pasta Company.

Recipients receive an honorarium that can be designated to a nonprofit organization of their choice.

Eligibility requirements include striving to improve the lives of Greater Franklin County residents, including businesses, organizations, individuals or couples who serve or reside in Franklin County, Starks, Livermore or Livermore Falls. They consistently go above and beyond to make a difference in the community, and through their signature efforts they stand out.

Past recipients include Verso Androscoggin Mill employees; Brent and Bertha Smith; the Rev. Susan Crane, Ecumenical Heating Fund; Crystal Cook, United Methodist Economic Ministry; Peter Judkins, Franklin Savings Bank; Barclays employees; volunteers Trish and Gordie Flint, Tri-County Mental Health Services; Flo and John Caldwell, Stratton/Eustis Food Pantry; the board of Western Maine Homeless Outreach; and Dennis O’Neil.

Brent and Bertha Smith receive a Community Impact Award for their service. United Way is seeking nominations for this year’s award to recognize those who have gone above and beyond to significantly impact Greater Franklin County. Deadline is Feb. 20.

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