Nominations are now being accepted for the Henry F. Schricker Award, presented each year by the Starke County Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber director Debbie Mix says it honors those who help the community, “The Henry F. Schricker Award is a very prestigious award. It’s named after Governor Schricker, who really lived his life with the mantra ‘service before self’ and so we celebrate that, and it is a lifetime achievement award for a volunteer putting oneself behind and doing service within the community.”
She says winners cover the full spectrum of volunteer work, “Many of our inductees have done quiet things. They drive people to the doctor and they go and clean their homes or do any kind of volunteer stuff very quietly. Or it can also be somebody who’s a little bit more celebrated and known throughout the community, who has done a lot for the community and is well-known because of that.”
To nominate someone, you can fill out a nomination form, or send a letter to the chamber telling what the nominee has done to deserve the award. Once a person is nominated, that nomination stays active, but Mix says it’s always nice to get fresh nominations. After the chamber receives the nominations, this year’s winner will be chosen by a committee made up of past winners as well as some chamber members. The winner will be formally inducted during the Starke County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner November 5.
The deadline for nominations is this Friday.