FARMINGTON – It is time once again to nominate someone in the community who works tirelessly for the benefit of others in his/her community. Show appreciation for them by nominating them to be recognized by the Farmington Rotary Club as winners of the Rotary’s seventh annual Community Service Awards.

Nomination forms are available from Rotary Club members and may be used by the public. If a form is unavailable, provide the name of the nominee, nominee contact information and the reason why the nominee deserves the recognition, then pass it on to a club member. Nominations will be accepted until May 11. Each recipient will be presented their award during an evening public banquet on June 2.

Awards include an entrepreneur award, a senior vocation award and a rising star award.

The entrepreneur award is given to an individual who, over the last two year, had grown a business with creativity, initiative and determination while developing a new product or service and has created new jobs and positive growth in the overall business in the communities.The recipient is a person who has contributed to the local economy and strength of the Western Maine communities.

The senior vocation award is presented to an outstanding community contributor who has shared wisdom and leadership as demonstrated through a long-term commitment to the communities through their dedication to business, community volunteerism, work ethic and honest character.

The nominee may be characterized by highlighting a professional achievement, a breakthrough project or initiative or a contribution to the educational foundation of children.

The Rotary will also recognize a young person or group of youth who are talented in the area of music or vocal and who perform for the awards banquet. The rising star award is an opportunity to encourage youth to excel in the arts.

The purpose of the awards is to recognize the individuals in communities who make a difference. Last year Irene and Archie Berry and the Davis Family won the awards for their contribution to the communities.

To be eligible, nominees must reside or have a business in Avon, Carrabassett Valley, Chesterville, Eustis, Farmington, Kingfield, Industry, New Sharon, New Vineyard, Phillips, Strong, Temple, Vienna, Weld or Wilton.

Nominations may be mailed to Bill Marceau, Foothills Management, P.O. Box 975, Farmington, ME 04938. Nominations may also be phoned into Marceau at 778-0607 or to Mike Mansir at 778-2900, ext. 235, or contact Rotary members Carol Timberlake, Buzz Davis, Fred O. Smith, Paul Mills, Frank Underkuffler, Pam West, Roy Scribner or Sue Pratt.

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