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Hall of Fame Looking for Dynamic Central Ohioans Over Age 60.

The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, COAAA, is currently seeking nominees for the 2012 Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. The next induction ceremony and reception will be held on Wednesday, May 16, in Columbus. Inductees receive a lapel pin, a framed portrait from a professional photographer, and a personal recognition on stage from county commissioners, followed by a catered reception with family and friends.

We have nominated or helped nominate three people from Madison County for the Hall of Fame: Paul Carpenter, our former delivery driver and good friend (2001); Richard “The Captain” Murray, Christmas decorator extraordinaire and husband to Ann, who worked for the drugstore until this past May (2005); and Mary Mitchell, a lady who can do just about anything she sets her mind to (2008).

If you know someone who is over the age of 60 and has made significant contributions to their community, COAAA wants to know about them. Any individual or organization may nominate a resident of Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, or Union County. The person must be 60 years of age or older and a legal resident of Ohio for the past five years. A married couple can also be nominated if they are both equally involved in the same activities and both meet the eligibility requirements.

You can request a nomination form by contacting the Hall of Fame Coordinator for COAAA, at 614-645-7250 or 1-800-589-7277 or by emailing coaaa@coaaa.org. You can also download an application from the COAAA’s web site HERE.

To find out more about the Hall of Fame, go HERE.

The Deadline for nominations is February 20, 2012 (it has been extended from the original February 1 deadline).

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