|Nominations accepted for Pride of OC
|Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 9:02 pm
|It’s that time of year again when Obion Countians are asked to look among their friends and neighbors and decide who should be named Pride of Obion County.
This annual event recognizes and honors outstanding leaders and local heroes for their leadership, community involvement, dedication to growth and development, and overall contribution to Obion County.
Packets containing nomination forms and instructions for completing the nominating process have been delivered to area city halls. The forms are also available at obioncountycornfest.org. That site has information about a variety of CornFest events.
The final day for nominations to be accepted will be Aug. 1 and out-of-county judges will begin their work a couple of days later. The winner will be honored at the annual Pride of Obion County luncheon Sept. 12 at noon at a location to be announced.
Janie Alexander is the event chairman, along with co-chairman Glenda Chrisp. Tickets for the banquet will be on sale at the Obion County Chamber of Commerce office or by calling Mrs. Chrisp at (731) 431-8132 after the Pride of Obion County is announced in August.
Previous winners include:
• State Sen. Milton Hamilton (1992)
• Congressman John Tanner (1993)
• Bill Burnett (1994)
• Charlie Vaughn (1995)
• State Rep. Phillip Pinion (1996)
• Hattie Lou Brown (1997)
• Mike Dickerson (1998)
• Dr. Bobby Williams and the late Barry White (1999)
• Gail Latimer (2000)
• Jim Rippy Jr. (2001)
• Norris Cranford (2002)
• Rev. James Kinsey (2003)
• Robert Wood (2004)
• Clay Woods (2005)
• Myrtle Harton (2006)
• Dan Boykin (2007)
• Community business leaders (2008)
• Judge William Acree, Judge Raymond Morris and Pat Wade (2009)
• Al Creswell (2010)
• Judy Barker (2011)
The 2012 CornFest Pride of Obion County must be a resident of this county and must be nominated by other county residents. The nomination should be based on a person’s leadership, community involvement and concern for others. No posthumous nominations will be accepted. Contributions made by the nominee should not be directly related to work they are paid to perform, according to organizers.
Motivation, civic leadership, community involvement, community enrichment, respect by peers and dedication to area growth and development are criteria the selection committee will consider.
Those wishing to nominate an outstanding Obion County citizen are asked to fill out the official form and submit with it three copies of typewritten information explaining why the person being nominated is qualified to receive the award. It is important to have specific information about the way the nominee contributes to the welfare of Obion County and improves the quality of life in this community, based on the criteria listed above.
The committee prefers to keep nominations secret and asks those submitting names to keep their efforts confidential.
The nomination form and the three typewritten copies outlining the nominee’s qualifications are to be sent to Pride of Obion County Award, P.O. Box 381, Union City, TN 38281.
For more information, call Mrs. Chrisp at (731) 431-8132. Published in The Messenger 7.10.12