Hands on Jackson

During last year’s Hands on Jackson event, a crew from B.H. Graning Landscapes worked on a variety of projects. From L-R, Keith Reece, Lucas Rosario and Isaac Ramirez work to level the deck before shoring it up and installing a railing on it.

The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers.

Through the years, the award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local community.

Each county selects up to 10 individuals, businesses, groups/teams and one paid director of volunteers to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities. One of the nominees will be nominated for the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service, which is awarded to the top 20 volunteers in the state. A local committee evaluates the nominations.

Nomination forms are available by e-mail at jchicoine@mountainprojects.org.

Return completed forms to John Chicoine – Coordinator, Haywood Volunteer Center, 81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville NC 28786 no later than Jan. 24.