Governor's Volunteer Star Awards

Nominations for the 14th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Star Awards are currently being accepted for Lincoln County. However, time is running out.

The awards will celebrate the efforts of volunteers who strive to improve their communities through service.

One youth and one adult volunteer will be selected in Lincoln County to receive the award. Nominees will be judged based on the community’s need of the volunteer service performed, initiative taken to perform the service, creativity used to solve a community problem and impact of the volunteer service on the community.

Nomination forms are available at the Fayetteville Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau or by calling 931-433-1234. Applications must be received by Oct. 15 to the office at 208 Elk Avenue South, Fayetteville, TN 37334 by mail or flcchamber.com by email.

“Volunteerism is a big part of our history here in Lincoln County,” the program’s county coordinator Carolyn Denton said. “Through research into the Camp Blount Historic Site it was discovered Tennessee gain its nickname ‘The Volunteer State’ from volunteers coming together. And that is still important today.”

Recipients of the Lincoln County volunteer awards will be recognized during a Lincoln County Commission meeting and honored at the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award ceremony in Franklin on Feb. 7.

Call the FLC Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau at 931-433-1234 for more information.

About the program

Volunteer Tennessee is coordinating with Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards at the state level. Volunteer Tennessee is the 25-member bipartisan citizen board appointed by the governor to oversee AmeriCorps and service-learning programs and to advance volunteerism and citizen service to solve community problems in the Volunteer State.

Visit www.volunteerstennessee.net to find out more about Volunteer Tennessee and the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards.

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