Who represents the best of Corinth? The Junior Auxiliary of Corinth wants to know.

The community service organization is seeking nominations for its award for Outstanding Citizen of 2022. This year’s recipient will be the 60th community leader to receive this prestigious award. The winner will be presented at the annual Charity Ball to be held Saturday, April 9, 2022 at The Franklin Courtyard in Corinth.

Selection is made from nominations by civic groups, church groups and individuals. All nominations and supporting data must be submitted to Mrs. Ellen Wesson C/O Junior Auxiliary of Corinth at P.O. Box 2625, Corinth, Miss. 38835 by Feb. 4, 2022.

As in the past, the Junior Auxiliary is requesting that nominations be made on a Junior Auxiliary Outstanding Citizen application, which can be obtained at the Corinth Public Library, The Alliance or the Daily Corinthian. Supporting information for the candidate such as personal letters from friends, colleagues, or individuals the candidate has served are welcomed and encouraged. Criteria used in the evaluation of the nominee are:

A. Attainments in personal life

B. Participation in church, civic and other organizations

C. Work with youth, underprivileged and/or handicapped

D. Contributions to the community

E. Potential for continuing achievement

All nominations are confidential and are kept on file for three years. However, to reactivate a nomination, it should be updated yearly with current information mailed to Junior Auxiliary at the above address by Feb. 4, 2022.

Past recipients of this award are: the late Mrs. W.W. King, the late Dr. R.B. Warriner, Sr., the late Mr. B.F. Worsham, Sr., the late Mr. Paul T. Jones, the late Mrs. Mae Weaver, the late J. Everett Meeks, the late Mrs. Roy Goforth, the late Mrs. Fayette Williams, the late Dr. Frank Davis, the late Mrs. Robert Anderson, the late Mrs. John P. Davis, Sr., the late Dr. R.B. Warriner, Jr., the late Mrs. Carl Norwood, Sr., the late Mrs. R.C. Liddon, the late Mr. Buddy Bain, the late Mrs. Leon Dutcher, the late Mr. Robert C. Liddon, the late Mr. Tommy Cooper, the late Mrs. Sara Hinton, the late Mr. John C. Stanley, III, the late Mrs. Robert W. Dalton, Mrs. H.L. Williams, Jr, the late Mr. Robert Anderson, the late Mrs. R.B. Warriner, Jr., the late Mr. Carl G. Howell, the late Mrs. Fred Rogers, the late Mr. Clifford Worsham, the late Mrs. Plummer Hussey, the late Mr. John D. Mercier, Sr., the late Mr. E.S. Bishop, Sr., Mrs. Nita Dees, Mrs. Herman Gray, the late Mr. Arthur Boren, Mr. David Palmer, the late Mrs. Mary Francis Stephens, Mr. H.L. Williams, Jr., the late Mrs. Marie Anderson, the late Mr. Herman Gray, the late Mr. James E. Price, Jr., the late Mr. Richard Milam, the late Mrs. Corinne Pierce, Mr. Terry Cartwright, Mr. Gary Caveness, Mr. Kenneth Williams, the late Mr. James Boyd, Ms. Betsy Whitehurst, the late Mrs. Richard Sharp, Mr. Tom Rogers, the late Dr. T.L. Sweat, Mr. Joe “Havis” Hurley, Mrs. Mary Dee Kemp, the late Mr. James “Sonny” Boatman, the late Mr. Jimmy Fisher, Dr. Lee Childress, Mrs. Wendell H. Trapp, Jr., Mr. Greg Cooley, Mr. Truman Stockdale, Mr. Joe Vann and Mr. Milton Sandy.

The Junior Auxiliary has presented banners to past winners of the award for display on their homes showing the year they were the recipients. This will be done again this year as the 2022 Charity Ball approaches.

The Junior Auxiliary of Corinth is a service organization of local women. It is affiliated with the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries encompassing seven states with a membership of over 15,000.

Funds contributed to the Junior Auxiliary of Corinth remain in the Corinth/Alcorn area to underwrite the various projects conducted by the local chapter. Emphasis is placed on children, and many benefit from the activities of this enthusiastic group of women. Some of the projects are school clothing and hygiene products (Casework and Care Closet for All), scholarships, providing clothing, blankets, diapers, and other needs for newborn babies (Baby Steps), working with the mentally and physically challenged through a summer camp (Camp Hollywood), hosting fun events and interacting with children at Pine Vale, providing internet safety and etiquette to children in the Alcorn County School District and Corinth School District (Manners Challenge), and Crown Club which is a project of the Junior Auxiliary of Corinth that creates service opportunities for high school girls. New projects this year include: Happy Birthday from JA and Prom Party. Happy Birthday from JA is a fun new project that provides local food pantries and local schools a birthday cake kit comprised of cake mix, frosting, candles, birthday banner and a birthday card from the Junior Auxiliary of Corinth. These kits allow families to celebrate their children’s birthdays. Prom Party is a project that will provide girls and boys from the local schools who would not typically attend prom with a dress and tux.

Local civic groups and individuals are encouraged to participate in the nomination of the individual to receive recognition as Outstanding Citizen of 2022 by submitting their nomination by Friday, Feb. 4, 2022.

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