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Deadline for Young Man, Woman of the Year nominations set for Jan. 31

By staff
GAINESVILLE -- The Gainesville Jaycees have extended the deadline for nominations for the annual Young Man and Young Woman of the Year Award. The new deadline is Friday, Jan. 31.

The award is presented to a young man and a young woman each year for their achievements in leadership and service to the community. Only men and women 40 years of age or younger that have lived in Hall County during 2013 are eligible.

This year's ceremony will take place on Feb. 27 at Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville.

The Young Man of the Year award was first given in 1946. The Jaycees began recognizing women in 2001. The awards have been sponsored every year by the Gainesville Jaycees with an honorary banquet and formal presentation of the awards.

The purpose of the award is not only to honor deserving young men and women, but also to inspire the community to pursue civic service with selfless devotion. Much is expected of these honorees. Many of have continued to make a difference in the community and held such positions as a federal judge, U.S. Congressmen, Governor, bank president and generous philanthropist.

Nominations can be sent to Mr. James Croyle/Mrs. Staci Tunkel, YMOW & YWOY Judging Committee Chair, P.O. Box 572, Gainesville, GA 30503 or via email to mentor@centerpointgainesville.com.

Applications may also be directly submitted by clicking here.
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