Representatives for an annual awards ceremony that recognizes New Canaan’s generous volunteers is accepting nominees through 8 p.m. Friday.
Individuals can visit this page, linked to through the New Canaan Community Foundation website, to nominate people for various categories of the 2018 Volunteer Recognition Awards, recognizing those who give of their time to benefit others.
The people who volunteer in New Canaan are “100 percent and totally committed,” Tracey Karl, a member of the committee that helps organize the awards and ceremony, told NewCanaanite.com.
“That’s why I love this event,” she said. “I find out about people who I know who volunteer and do things and don’t say anything, they just do it.”
Launched 20 years ago, the Volunteer Recognition Awards since 2015 have been sponsored and overseen by the New Canaan Community Foundation.
The awards are specifically designed to spotlight people who have not been recognized for their efforts.
It’s important to do that, Karl said.
“Last year at our event, we picked three of the honorees to speak and that was pretty awesome to hear,” she said. “People doing different things. It’s just amazing what people do, and how old they are. We had a teenager last year, a young man who is involved in [the Sexual Assault Crisis Center], and made a difference.”
Other committee members include Judy Bentley, Patti Geanakos, Jerry Miller, Marley Thackray, Barb Davis, Eloise Killeffer, Tucker Murphy, Jenny Esposito, Tom Cronin, Alison Bedula and Alex Stewart.
The committee will review all submissions and make decisions by early November. Winners will be announced at an awards event at Town Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 15.