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Nominations open for LP Volunteers of the Year

Winners will be announced at Community Day May 31

LAKE PLACID — Over the next month-and-a-half, people are welcome to nominate Distinguished Volunteers of the Year.

A Distinguished Volunteer award will be given in recognition of a lifetime of activity and effort on behalf of the town of North Elba and/or the village of Lake Placid. Volunteers have to reside in North Elba/Lake Placid, and the organizations they have been nominated for — and for which they have performed their services — must be within the boundaries of North Elba.

People are also invited to submit nominations in the Youth Category for volunteers 18 years of age and under. The same criteria will be used.

Distinguished Volunteers of the Year will be announced at Community Day on Sunday, May 31. The Lake Placid Community Day Committee invites all Lake Placid residents to attend this annual picnic and party, intended to promote the many volunteer opportunities available in the region to current and new residents. Community Day will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the North Elba Show Grounds and includes free live music, food, drinks, activities for kids and a performance by the newly formed High Peaks Community Band.

To nominate a volunteer for the North Elba/Lake Placid Distinguished Volunteer of the Year, fill out the nomination form and return it to the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism by March 31. Forms are available at www.roostadk.com/volunteer-of-the-year-nominations and at the Lake Placid Visitors Bureau (ROOST) office at 2608 Main St. They can be returned to Bethany Valenze by email at bvalenze@lakeplacid.com or at the office in person. For more information, contact Valenze at 518-621-3662 or by email.

Previous candidates may be renominated. The committee also retains and reviews all past nominees.

Nomination criteria

¯ Any individual or organization may nominate one or more candidate(s).

¯ The organization and/or the volunteer work must be within the boundaries of North Elba.

¯ Previous nomination does not disqualify person for another year.

¯ Please keep nominations confidential. All nominees will not necessarily receive an award.

¯ Include as much pertinent information to support your nomination as you can.

¯ Please provide at least one contact in support of your nomination. Be sure to include name and number where support person can be reached.

¯ Additional letters of support are encouraged.

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