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Deen Day nominations deadline is Thursday
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Raybon Anderson is shown accepting the Humanitarian of the Year award during a previous Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind banquet. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/file

    Do you now someone who always puts others before himself? Who goes above and beyond the call of duty to help those in need? Or who spends much of his or her spare time doing good deeds for friends, family and others in the community?
      People like these deserve recognition, but they are not the type to seek attention. These people do for others out of the kindness in their hearts, not because they want reward.
      However, that is exactly why they deserve to be noticed.
      The 22nd Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards will be held soon, and the selection committee is seeking nominations of citizens who have never before received the honor.
      Successful nominees would be the people who show selfless compassion, a genuine love and concern for others, and dedicated efforts to community and individual issues and needs.
      Kindhearted, giving, hardworking and generous people who are always doing for others - working n community projects, volunteering for fund raisers, giving food and help to those in need, and taking time to help others are the kind of people who deserve nomination for this award.
      Deadline for nominations to be submitted is 4 p.m.  Wednesday, March 17. Those submitting nominations may use a form published in the Statesboro Herald, or may submit handwritten nominations, providing contact information so nominees can be invited to the invitation-only awards gala in April.
      The selection committee will review nominations at a meeting Friday, March 19.
      Nominations may be delivered to the Statesboro Herald at 1 Proctor Street in Statesboro or mailed to: Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards, Statesboro Herald, P.O. Box 888, Statesboro, GA 30459.