Nominees still sought for ‘top citizen’ Deadline is Oct. 28

Know someone who’s contributed much of their time and effort to the community, and who you feel is deserving of the title “Citizen of the Year 2005?”
Then you’d better get moving as the deadline to nominate that person is coming up next Friday (Oct. 28).
Administrative assistant Lori Pattison said no nominations forms had been turned in as of this morning, but is hoping that some come in soon.
Nomination forms are available at the information desk at the Civic Centre. Letters requesting nominations also have been sent out to local service clubs and other organizations.
Completed nomination forms must be returned to the Civic Centre by 4 p.m. next Friday.
Anyone who has done an outstanding job for the community in any way is eligible for the award. The only stipulation is that the recipient be a resident of the Town of Fort Frances and that the nominee not presently hold elected office.
Bill Gushulak (“Citizen of the Year 2000”) and Mark Kowalchuk (“Citizen of the Year 1994”) make up the town’s “Citizen of the Year” selection committee, along with Mayor Dan Onichuk and Coun. Rick Wiedenhoeft.
Last year, the committee had eight nominations to choose from—some of which were duplicates of the same person(s).
In the end, Joyce Gosselin was named the 2004 “Citizen of the Year.”
The “Citizen of the Year” will be formally honoured at the town’s annual appreciation banquet on Friday, Nov. 18, and also likely will take part in the Santa Claus Parade (Dec. 2) and Canada Day parade next July.
The identities of the nominees will not be revealed. Only the winner will be publicly announced.
For more information, call Gushulak (274-3891) or Kowalchuk (274-9118).