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Nominate an outstanding senior volunteer

The Center of Brainerd is seeking an exceptional senior volunteer to honor as this year's Crow Wing County Outstanding Senior Volunteer Citizen of the Year.

The Center of Brainerd is seeking an exceptional senior volunteer to honor as this year's Crow Wing County Outstanding Senior Volunteer Citizen of the Year.

The senior will be honored at The Center's picnic, the Crow Wing County Fair, the Minnesota State Fair and the Distinguished Service Awards Banquet. The senior volunteer selected will represent Crow Wing County at the State Fair and compete with other senior volunteers for the Minnesota 2015 Outstanding Senior Citizen Award.

The nominee must be: a resident of Minnesota, age 70 by June 1 and currently doing unpaid volunteer work demonstrating commitment to the local community. Previous county winners not chosen as state winners are eligible; a 2015 nomination form must be filled out and only one individual per nomination form is allowed. Couple nominations will be disqualified.

Judges will evaluate how they have touched the lives of other people in the community by considering their diversity and quality of accomplishments, years of service and time commitments, variety and geographic area of services performed, involvement in organizations, amount of service after age 65, involvement in innovative services. Those nominating a senior are encouraged to submit up to three letters of recommendation focusing on the nominee's achievements.

Nomination forms are available at The Center, 803 Kingwood St., or by email at director@thebrainerdcenter.com . Deadline to submit nominations is May 31.

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The Center's picnic will be on July 15 and the Outstanding Senior Citizen for Crow Wing County will be announced at that time. Please call DeAnn Barry at 218-454-5056 with questions.

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