Grundy County Mayor Lonnie Cleek is now accepting nominations in order to recognize an adult and a youth from Grundy County at the 6th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award ceremony in Nashville on Monday, March 10, 2014. The Governor’s Volunteer Stars is an annual event that is directed by Volunteer Tennessee.
If you have a special person (youth or adult) that you would like to nominate for the Sixth Annual Governor’s Stars Award, please send a short narrative about the person and why they should be recognized to Lonnie Cleek, Grundy County Mayor, P. O. Box 35, Altamont TN 37301 prior to November 25, 2013. The nominations will be reviewed by a committee and the adult and youth winners from Grundy County will then be recognized at the Governors Volunteer Stars awards ceremony. The winners and their families will be treated to a wonderful afternoon in Nashville while being recognized by Tennessee Governor Haslam.
Past winners of the Grundy County Governors Volunteer Stars Awards include Tyler Brown, Jordan Hill, and the Hobbs Hill Senior Youth Group and Zachary Gallagher in the youth division and Angie Burnett, Brenda Campbell, Tommy Curtis and Betty Campbell (brother/sister team) and Mr. Y. B. Ashby in the adult division.
The mission of Volunteer Tennessee is to encourage volunteerism and community service. Through national service, more than 11,000 people of all ages and backgrounds are helping to solve problems and build stronger communities in 66 projects across Tennessee. Serving through local nonprofits and schools, national service members and volunteers tutor children, coordinate service-learning and after-school programs, build homes, organize neighborhood watch groups, clean streams, recruit volunteers, and do other things to improve and strengthen communities. Whether serving full or half-time, as a part of AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, or the Senior Corps, citizens of Tennessee are making schools better, children healthier, streets safer, and the environment cleaner.
The backdrop banner was donated to the State by Grundy County’s own, Mr. James Fitch, owner of Fitch Signs in McMinnville and Pelham Valley Screen Printing in Pelham. Two wonderful success stories from beautiful Grundy County!