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TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society is accepting nominations for the 2009 Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during Schweizer Fest for their contribution to the betterment of the city.
The following requirements are considered in determining a Distinguished Citizen:
• An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her home, whether by birth or adoption and has benefited our community.
• Has become involved in activities by employment, civic organization, committees, volunteer service or government representation, serving for others - not for self gain and having an enthusiastic mental attitude with actions following accordingly.
• Has shown dedication to preserving the highest in honesty, respect and pride for the community.
Quoting from Webster's Dictionary, distinguished has a meaning of conspicuous, marked eminent or one who stands out prominently.
The historical society will appoint three members of the society to serve as a committee in secret to make the final selection. The chosen distinguished citizen will be honored during this year's Schweizer Fest celebration.
Letters of nomination should be mailed to: Tell City Historical Society, Awards Committee, P.O. Box 728, Tell City, IN 47586, to be received before July 10.