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by Kimberly Shelton
Feb 10, 2014 | 5 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Want to give accolades to someone that has gone above and beyond to help others and better their community?

It's not too late to nominate them for the Junior Auxiliaries Outstanding Citizen Award, but the deadline is quickly approaching.

Corinth's Junior Auxiliary has announced the mailing of letters to local civic organizations seeking nominations for Outstanding Citizen of 2014.

This year's recipient will be the 52nd community leader to receive the prestigious award.

As usual, the winner will be presented at the annual Charity Ball. This year's ball will be held Mar. 22 at the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center.

Selection is made from nominations by church groups, individuals and civic groups. All nominations and supporting data must be submitted by Feb. 15 to Sherry Johnson at Junior Auxiliary of Corinth, PO Box 2625, Corinth, MS 38865.

All nominations should be made on an official Junior Auxiliary Outstanding Citizen application. Applications can be obtained at Daily Corinthian, the Alliance or the Corinth Library.

Supporting candidate information such as, personal letters from colleagues, friends and other individuals are welcomed.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

• Personal attainments in life

• Civic, church and organization participation

• Work with youth, handicapped and/or underprivileged

• Community contributions

• Continuing achievement potential

This criteria is used in the evaluation of all nominees. As always, all nominations are confidential. To reactivate a nomination, it must be updated yearly with current information and mailed to Mrs. Johnson by Feb. 15 at the above address.

The Auxiliary has presented banners to past recipients. The banners show the year they received the award and are for display in their homes. This will be done again this year as the 2014 Charity Ball approaches.

The Junior Auxiliary of Corinth is made up of local women. It is a service organization affiliated with the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries. The National Association boasts membership of over 12,00 and encompasses seven states.

Funds received by the Junior Auxiliary remain in the Corinth/ Alcorn area an underwrite the various projects conducted by the local chapter.

Special emphasis is placed upon children. Many benefit from the activities of the enthusiastic group of women.

Junior Axillary projects have included, providing blankets and sleepers to babies born at Magnolia Regional Health Center, new clothing purchased for approximately 250 needy children and scholarships given to help local students needing assistance to advance their education.

Members reach children in area schools by providing free vision screening to all 5th graders, art classes for elementary students and meeting with middle school girls to help build their self-esteem and present them with role models.

Local individuals and civic groups are encouraged to participate by nominating an individual to receive recognition as Outstanding Citizen of 2014. Again, nominations must be submitted by Feb. 15.

"We are so excited about it because it is a huge part of our charity fundraiser that helps fund our annual Charity Ball," said Sherry Johnson, president of the Junior Axillary. "We look forward to seeing who the recipient is each year and what they've done for the community."
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