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Time for Garfield County Humanitarian Service Award nominations

Now is the time to submit nominations for the Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards.

If you know someone who gives their time, attention, creativity or effort to benefit residents of Garfield County, please nominate them for a Humanitarian Service Award.

Nominations are due this Friday, March 4.

The annual awards event, now in its 22nd year, is sponsored by Garfield County, the Garfield County Human Service Commission, and the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

The awards are divided into five main categories: youth volunteer, adult volunteer, senior volunteer, couple volunteers and staff member. A winner is chosen in each category, along with a grand prize for the Garfield County Humanitarian of the Year.

The selection committee may also add other categories for winners, depending on the variety of nominations.

All nominees and those who submitted nomination letters are invited to attend the awards banquet, to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs.

At the banquet, all nominees are recognized and the winners in each category are announced. It is an inspiring evening to hear about the many dedicated people who are busy making a difference for others.

To nominate a humanitarian, visit the Garfield County website, http://www.garfield-county.com, click on “Humanitarian Service Awards” and then download the nomination form and rules. Each nomination package must include at least three letters from different people describing the person’s dedication to humanitarian service in Garfield County.

Past winners are not eligible for nomination. A complete list of past winners is posted on the Garfield County website page for the awards.

Nomination packages may be scanned and submitted by e-mail to GarcoHSA@gmail.com, or copied and submitted by mail to Humanitarian Service Awards, P.O. Box 1548, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.

Tickets for the awards dinner are $20, and may be reserved by calling 456-8135. Award nominees attend the dinner as guests, but all others must pay in advance.

This event is not a fundraiser for any agency, Garfield County, or the Human Services Commission. The Humanitarian Service Awards honor residents of Garfield County for their selfless contributions to make our community a more vibrant, diverse, caring, sustainable, supportive and safe place to live.

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