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Article updated: 5/22/2013 11:37 AM

Nominations Open for Kenneth Hood Senior Service Award

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The Arlington Heights Senior Citizens Commission is seeking nominations for the annual "Kenneth Hood Senior Service Award". Award nominations for this distinguished honor must be submitted by June 1. Nominees should exhibit a history of service to the senior community and they must reside, work or volunteer in Arlington Heights.

To fill out a nomination online, visit www.vah.com and look for the award news story. The recipient will be announced on July 31, Kenneth Hood's birthday.

The Kenneth Hood Service Award was created in 2008 when, at his 100th birthday, Kenneth Hood challenged those attending his celebration to pick up his "torch of service to Arlington Heights' Senior Citizens." To learn more about the award, please watch this video about this distinguished award program.

Prior recipients of the Kenneth Hood Award include Jack Schimpf, honored posthumously; and Shirley Garrison, 2009, Frank De Rosa, 2010 and Joe Cesario, 2011 and Jack Hanahan in 2012.

The Kenneth Hood Award recognizes individuals and/or organizations who have carried forward the torch of service on behalf of today's senior citizens population. Candidates must have exhibited some or all of the following:

A significant history of service to the senior community. Developed, provided, or conducted programs or services that enhance the quality of life for senior citizens.

Embraced or nurtured activities that affect in a positive way the lives of the senior citizen population.

They must set an example by contributing their efforts toward the above with zest or the joy of living.

Candidates must reside, work, and/or volunteer in the Village of Arlington Heights.

Preferably, the award will be granted to a living individual, but it can be awarded posthumously.

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