**Nominations must be received by Dec. 19, 2016** MLK Planning Committee Seeks Nominations for 2017 Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award

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Note:  If you are nominating a group, include both the group name and the name and phone number of the group’s contact person. Up to four letters of reference may be submitted.  Nominations must be received by Dec. 19, 2016.

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Contact: Pastor Christopher E. Swims, 618-529-3975 or pastorswims@hopewellmb.org

MLK Planning Committee Seeks Nominations for 2017 Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award

Carbondale, Ill. – The planning committee for the 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration requests nominations for the Spirit of Dr. King, Jr. Community Service award. Nominations will be accepted from Jackson and Williamson Counties.  The award will be presented at the Celebration on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 4p.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center.

The Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award recognizes an individual or group that exemplifies the character and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Nominees should have enacted or modeled a spirit of community service in the manner of Dr. King. For nomination forms visit www.cdaleinterfaith.org or email pastorswims@hopewellmb.org.

If you are nominating a group, include both the group name and the name and phone number of the group’s contact person. Up to four letters of reference may be submitted.  Nominations must be received by Dec. 19, 2016.

Previous honorees include Pepper Holder, Senator Paul Simon,(posthumously), NAACP Carbondale Chapter, Linda Flowers, Milton and Corene McDaniel, SIUC Associate Chancellor Dr. Seymour Bryson, Lillian Adams, Mary O’Hara, Marjorie Parker, Hugh Muldoon, Donna Haynes, Margaret Nesbitt and Genevieve Houghton, Rev. Rick Jackson, Rev. Doug Cherry and John Cherry, retired CCHS educator Mary Sasse, Rev. Bill Sasso and Richard Hayes (posthumously), Anne Marie Shepherd, and Pastor Sonja Ingrebritsen.

Nominations must be postmarked by Dec. 19, 2016 or received via email by that date. Email forms to pastorswims@hopewellmb.org or mail the nominations to:

 

MLK Award Committee

Att: Pastor Swims

400 East Main

Carbondale, IL 62901

 

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