Monday, May 30, 2011

Heart and Hands Award nominations due June 23

HANCOCK -- Do you know anyone who has given of Heart and Hands in the service of peace, justice or the environment in our local community? Please consider nominating this person (or couple) for this year’s Heart and Hands Award. The nomination form only takes a moment to fill out, and the recognition will mean a lot to a deserving individual! Nominations are due June 23, 2011.

In 1998 the Martha and Floyd Heart and Hands Society was founded with a small endowment from the estate of Martha and Floyd Kinzel. The intent of the society is to provide recognition to a person who has given of her or his heart and hands in the service of peace, justice, or the environment who might otherwise not be recognized.

As the endowment has grown, the Society has been able to offer an accompanying monetary award which is given to a local, nonprofit organization designated by the awardee. This year the monetary award will be $1000. There is also a youth award for a young person age 18 or under for $250. The award is announced on July 4th at the annual HorseTail Scramble at Churning Rapids.

Submit nominations by June 23, 2011 to: Heart and Hands Award, 53044 Hwy M203, Hancock, MI 49930 or email

Please include the following information: Candidate name and address; your name, address, phone number, and email. Answer in 500 words or less: How has the candidate had a significant impact on the Keweenaw community giving of themselves in a caring, committed, or heartfelt way in the area of peace, justice, human needs and/or environmental stewardship? Please be specific about what form their contribution and involvement has taken.

Click here for the nomination form.

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