The Tomorrow River area is a great place to live. Our area has always been filled with people who generously donate their time, talents and resources to local organizations and programs. Often times, these people go unrewarded for their efforts. For the 15th year, we are again asking community members and readers of the Community Spirit to help us by submitting a nomination for an individual/s that they believe to be deserving of recognition. This year, in addition to the “Person of the Year” award, we are including two new awards; “Jr. Person of the Year” and “Business of the Year”. All three of these awards will be announced in our November issue and presented in person at our first Annual Jensen Community Center Sponsor Breakfast held on November 9, 2018.
Person of the Year
The “Person of the Year” award was established by the Community Spirit in 2004 to honor individuals who go the extra mile by generously donating their time, talents and resources to local organizations and programs. We are excited to offer this award once again. Previous Person of the Year” awards have been awarded to: 2004 - Mark Olson, 2005 - Don Aylesworth, 2006 - Hans and Jane Suomi, 2007 - Rich Stuczynski, 2008 - Shelly Platten, 2009 - Janet Glodowski, 2010 - Ken and Barb Konkol, 2011 - Connie Pitt, 2012 - Aralda Bell, 2013 - Terry Anderson, 2014 - Butch Somers, 2015 - Jake Barnes, 2016 - Nina Cass and 2017 - Russ and Linda Schroeder.
Business/Organization of the Year
This award was created to recognize a business or organization in our area that has made a positive impact on the Tomorrow River community through economic impact or social support of the community. This nominee must operate in our community, giving generously of themselves and/or staff in time and resources in the community.
Jr Person of the Year
The “Jr Person of the Year” award was created to honor a person aged 18 or younger. This award will recognize a young member of the Tomorrow River community who makes a positive impact on the lives of others. They inspire their peers to be productive and positive community members. This person should demonstrate qualities of leadership, giving and community spirit.
Nominations will be accepted through October 1, 2018. Please send your nomination (for Person of the Year, Business of the Year and/or Jr Person of the Year) in a letter of 250 words or less explaining why your nominee is deserving of each award to firstname.lastname@example.org. We urge those who nominated people in the past to nominate them again this year. One of our previous year’s runners-up may very well be this year’s winner!
Thank you for taking the time to help us recognize some outstanding people in our community. We are looking forward to reading your nominations!