Freeborn County Outstanding Citizen awards taking nominations

Published 9:31 am Friday, May 30, 2014

Nominations for county residents are now being sought for the 2014 Outstanding Senior Citizen Award for Freeborn County, according to a press release. The award recognizes outstanding senior citizens who have contributed their time and talent to benefit their community after reaching the age of 65. The winners — one man and one woman — will be honored at the Freeborn County Fair Aug. 3.

The Freeborn County Outstanding Citizens who are elected will be entered into the State Outstanding Senior Citizen Award competition. Outstanding seniors will be recognized for their service at the award ceremony at the State Fairgrounds on Senior Day, Aug. 28.

The official nomination forms are available at Senior Resources, 1659 W. Main St. in the Skyline Plaza in Albert Lea, or the Freeborn County Fair office at the fairgrounds. Nomination forms are also available online at, under the ‘Recognition Programs’ link at the bottom of the home page.

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To be eligible, a nominee must be a resident of Minnesota and the county they represent, their volunteer service must be accomplished after reaching 65, they must be 70 by June 1 and must currently do a volunteer activity that is unpaid and demonstrates a commitment to their community. A previous county winner not chosen as a state winner is eligible, but 2014 nomination forms must be completed.

Nominations must be submitted to the Freeborn County Fair office by July 11.