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Berlin Lion’s Club seeks nominations for ‘Citizen of the Year’


BERLIN—The Lions Club is seeking nominations for its annual Citizen of the Year Award, The deadline for nominations is March 14.

The award is intended to recognize a citizen who has provided a significant service to the community. Nomination forms can be picked up at the Berlin Chamber of Commerce at 14 South Main St., PNC Bank at 1 South Main St., Taylor Bank at 24 North Main St., and Barrett Chevrolet at 10419 Old Ocean City Blvd.

A committee of past winners will review the nominations and decide on the winner for 2013. Although many past honorees have been well-known community activists, organizers are also actively seeking nominations for “unsung heroes” this year. They are interested in including the candidacies of individuals who while not well-known or public figures, which through their actions have shown they care deeply for the Berlin community.  

As in the past, this year’s dinner will be held at the Berlin Lions Club at 9039 Worcester Hwy. (Route 113 near South Main Street). Cocktails will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 7 p.m.

Jan Quick was the honoree for Berlin’s Citizen of the Year Award for 2012 during the Berlin Lions Club’s 48th Annual Berlin Award celebration last October. Quick was credited with helping to start Berlin’s Commercial District Management Authority, a town-sponsored entity that was the precursor to the current, merchant-run Chamber of Commerce.

Roxanne Williams, branch manager of the PNC Bank on Main Street, will once again serve as the co-chairperson for the Berlin Award Committee.

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