Does your club or an individual you know deserve recognition for their volunteer efforts this past year? In other words did your club or organization benefit your community, assist individuals or families in need, or accomplish other noteworthy tasks in 2016? If they did, please submit or encourage them to submit a short application for one of the Commissioners Choice Awards Categories. Give your club or that individual the honor and respect on a county-wide basis they have earned.
The Alexander County Cooperative Extension Service and our County Commissioners would like to recognize volunteers, organizations, communities, etc. for their hard work. This is our county’s way of awarding your group for their effort in making Alexander County a better place to live.
Our Commissioners’ Choice Awards Program will award the most outstanding adult and youth organizations with $200 each. Second place winners will receive $125 each and third place winners will receive $75 each. Also, as in the last few years, “Community Spark” awards will be given to outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to churches, schools, organizations or communities.
Applications and report forms have been mailed or emailed to various clubs and organizations throughout the county. If your organization has not received them and you wish to apply, an application can be obtained by picking one up at the Extension Center or click the link below to print. Applications are due back in for judging on March 1st.
Out of county judges have been secured for judging the submitted applications. The Commissioners’ Choice Awards Banquet will be held on Tuesday, March 21st, at ACHS. Tickets will be $12 each and may be obtained at the Cooperative Extension Center. The banquet will entail a welcome from our County Commissioners, an excellent meal, entertainment, and actual announcement and presentation of these various awards.
Representatives of our county commissioners will be there to present the awards. Please apply, give us a chance to recognize your organization for the things you do to benefit your community, and then join us at the banquet. We look forward to again having a very successful program and awards banquet where we recognize the excellent volunteers, organizations, and communities here in Alexander County.