VOLUNTEERING TO STAMP OUT HNGER —Evergreen Packaging employees volunteer to pack 552 Santa Pal Christmas Baskets with food items for local families in need Monday, Dec. 17.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.

The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, the award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local community.

Each county selects up to 10 individuals, businesses, groups/teams and one paid director of volunteers to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities. One of the nominees will be nominated for the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service, which is awarded to the top 20 volunteers in the state. A local committee evaluates the nominations.

Nomination forms are available in Haywood County at the Haywood Volunteer Center, 81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville Or by e-mail- jchicoine@mountainprojects.org

Return the completed forms to: John Chicoine- Coordinator, Haywood Volunteer Center, 81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville NC 28786, no later than Jan. 24, 2020.

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