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Record of Service Awards slated for Sept. 22

The Erwin Record will host the 5th annual Record of Service Awards on Sept. 22 and is currently seeking nominations for Unicoi County residents devoted to serving the people and interests of The Valley Beautiful.

Nominations will be accepted until Sept. 1 for the following categories: Health Care, Business, Education, Emergency Services, Public Service and Service to the Community.

When making nominations, please use the following guidelines.

In the Health Care category, please nominate an individual who has demonstrated exemplary service for local health care agencies, such as hospitals, nursing homes, medical clinics, health departments and other similar agencies. Nominees in this category will be considered for their work ethic and/or volunteerism.

In the Business Category, please nominate a Unicoi County business that has served the community through superior customer service, thorough volunteerism, philanthropic endeavors and longevity in the community.

In the Education category, please nominate an individual or group demonstrating exemplary service in local schools, colleges, libraries, day cares or an institution dedicated to the betterment of education and children.

In the Emergency Services category, please nominate an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in local law enforcement and other emergency services, such as fire departments, ambulance agencies or public health departments. This individual may be a paid employee or a volunteer.

In the Public Service category, please nominate an individual who has served or currently serves Unicoi County as a public servant for a government agency.

In the Service to the Community category, please nominate an individual or group who has been instrumental in improving the lives of other county residents through volunteerism.

After nominations are closed on Sept. 1, recipients will be selected in each category and then honored at the awards banquet, to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at Unicoi United Methodist Church.

The event will be catered by Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Tickets are $15 per person with all proceeds to benefit the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center and the Unicoi County Humane Society.

For more information about the nomination process or the awards banquet, call The Erwin Record at 743-4112.