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Jaycees seek Citizen of the Year candidates

While Main Street of Greenville's Summer Supper is still a couple of months away, nominations are needed now for the John D. Murphy Citizen of the Year Award.

The award is given annually at the event by the Greenville Jaycees.

Nominations are solicited from the Jaycees, past recipients and the general public, then voted upon by the Greenville Jaycees and past winners.

&#8220We look forward to being able to honor another one of our hometown people who is making a positive difference for the community,” T.J. Jernigan, COY Award chairman, said.

The guidelines for nominations are as follows:

The recipient must be a resident of the Greenville School District. He/she must have made a contribution for the betterment of community over a sustained period, and shown commitment and contributions through church, social, business, school, chamber or other community-related endeavors. The nominee must be a role model reflecting strong character and ideals.

Last year's recipient was Jill Stallworth, lauded for her work with the Greenville Area Arts Council, Greenville Main Street, ACS Relay For Life, The Miss Greater Greenville Scholarship Board and other volunteer activities.

Deadlines for nominations are Monday, April 17. Nomination letters should be sent to: Greenville Jaycees, P.O. Box 171, Greenville, AL 36037.

In addition to the Jaycees' presentation, Greenville Main Street will be presenting its Volunteer of the Year Award and its Great Greenville Award the night of the supper.

&#8220We'll announce our much-deserving top volunteer for our community and the Great Greenville Main Street Award, which will go to the business, organization or individual who has made an outstanding effort to preserve our historic architecture,” Nancy Idland, executive director of Greenville Main Street, said.

Last year's recipients of the Great Greenville Main Street Award were Lana and Billy Kershner of Kershner's Fabrics, while the various departments of the City of Greenville &#8220who keep it looking great” received the Volunteer of the Year Award.

A delicious supper is also promised to all that attend, Idland said.

&#8220We will also offer a wonderful meal that evening that everyone is certain to enjoy, so we encourage you to come and join us.”

Anyone interested in attending the upcoming Summer Supper, should contact Idland at 382-8729.