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Nominees needed for Silver Plate

Meals on Wheels Kitsap is looking to honor volunteers 60 and older through the 2014 Silver Plate Awards.

Nominations are due by March 31. Award recipients will be honored at a special breakfast and presented a silver-plated tray on May 21.

“Every year, older persons across America make countless contributions and sacrifices to ensure a better life for future generations,” said Deborah Horn, executive director of Meals on Wheels Kitsap. “So many of these selfless individuals are often unsung heroes working behind the scenes to make a difference in their communities.”

Those who wish to nominate someone in their community for this award can do so online. It is a three-part nomination process which includes a narrative describing the impact of the nominee’s contributions and similar information. Nominations may be for those 60 and older involved in any community-benefiting projects.

“Meals on Wheels Kitsap created the Silver Plate Awards Program as a way to recognize seniors, 60 and older, who are making a difference in Kitsap County and raise awareness and funds for the organization,” said Horn. “Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit Meals on Wheels Kitsap programs.”

Nomination guidelines include the following: individuals must be a Kitsap County resident for at least one year; emphasis must be placed on individual’s contributions after age 60. Prior contributions will still be considered, however. Services in any field of endeavor will be considered, including military, government, art, healthcare, volunteer service, etc. Nominators must have the nominee’s consent prior to application submission.

The Silver Plate Award breakfast will be sponsored by Port Madison Enterprises and Kitsap Bank. Tickets for the breakfast will go on sale in mid-April after the award recipients are selected.

For more information regarding nominations for the Silver Plate Awards, call 360-377-8511. Donations and volunteers are also welcome for Meals on Wheels Kitsap. Visit www.mealsonwheelskitsap.org for the application to nominate someone.

 

 

 

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