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Nominations sought for Deen Day Smith Awards
Service to Mankind Awards banquet set for April 1
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Nominate somone for the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards here.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

The 26th annual invitation-only gala will be held Tuesday, April 1, at Georgia Southern University’s Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

Nomination forms may be found in the Statesboro Herald, or online at www.statesboroherald.com/deendaysmith. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 3.

Nominations should be of persons who have dedicated a portion of their lives to help others. Nominees should reflect a spirit of giving and compassion and made a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.

Since the awards were established in 1989, more than 700 Bulloch County residents have been recognized with Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

“We all know folks who work quietly behind the scenes of organizations, churches and community groups dedicated to making the lives of all they touch better,” said Joe McGlamery, the president of the Statesboro Herald, which sponsors the Humanitarian of the Year award. “Please think about the neighbors and friends you know in our generous community who make a difference without seeking the spotlight. Those are the folks that make wonderful nominations for a Service to Mankind Award.”

Historically, Deen Day Service to Mankind recipients are benevolent persons who place others before themselves and perform acts of kindness for the sake of the recipient and not for personal gain.

Also, the awards will recognize several lifetime achievement recipients who have demonstrated a long term commitment to helping others. The 2014 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year also is named during the awards ceremony.

The speaker for the banquet will be announced at a later date.

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