CornFest seeks Pride of OC nominations
Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 9:04 pm
By: Glenda Caudle, Special Features Editor
By GLENDA CAUDLE
Special Features Editor
Some things will be brand new this year: the location at Celebration Centré at 1535 Old Rives Road in Union City.
Some things will revert to a tried and true format from the past: choosing an individual honoree.
Some things will be just the same: an opportunity to celebrate people who make our community special.
The 2010 CornFest Pride of Obion County luncheon is planned for Sept. 15 at noon at Celebration Centré, according to Main Street Inc. executive director Glenda Chrisp.
This year’s winner will join a long list of honorees, with the most recent individual winners including Union City Middle School principal and children and youth advocate Dan Boykin, artist and community arts supporter Pat Wade, and judges Bill Acree and Raymond Morris.
Tickets are $15 and will be on sale at the Main Street Office in the back of Suedell’s at 212 South First St. in downtown Union City or at Obion County Chamber of Commerce at 214 East Church St. downtown beginning Aug. 9 and ending Sept. 7.
The deadline for nominations is Aug. 17. Nominations should be sent to Pride of Obion County Award, P.O. Box 382, Union City, TN 38281.
The selection criteria takes into account motivation, civic leadership, community involvement, community enrichment, respect by peers and dedication to area growth and development.
Nominees must be residents of Obion County and the nomination must be based on the person’s leadership, community involvement and concern for others as it is revealed in arenas outside the work force. The committee will automatically reject a nominee if their contributions are directly related to their employment, a spokesman said. Nominations of deceased individuals cannot be accepted.
Nominations will be turned over to the selection committee, which will make the final decision. The winner will be announced by the media early in September and will be honored at the luncheon.
Nomination forms are available at Main Street, at city halls in the communities throughout Obion County and at the Obion County Chamber of Commerce.
Published in The Messenger 7.28.10