The Junior Auxiliary of Corinth recently announced they will be accepting nominations for the Outstanding Citizen of 2018. The next recipient will be the 56th community leader to receive the award.
Selection is made from nominations by civic groups, church groups and individuals. All nominations and supporting data must be submitted to Morgan Williams at 905 Dogwood Cove, Corinth, MS 38834 by Thursday, Nov. 2.
As in the past, the JA requests nominations be made on a Junior Auxiliary Outstanding Citizen application, which can be obtained at the Corinth Library, The Alliance or the Daily Corinthian.
Supporting information for the candidate such as personal letters from friends, colleagues or individuals the candidate has served are welcomed. Criteria used in the evaluation of the nominee are:
• Attainments in personal life
• Participation in church, civic, and other organizations
• Work with youth, underprivileged, and/or handicapped
• Contributions to the community
• Potential for continuing achievement
“Most of the people who have won are people who have spent most of their lives giving back and helping tomorrow’s leaders,” said Morgan Williams, president, Junior Auxiliary of Corinth.
All nominations are confidential and are kept on file for three years. However, to reactivate a nomination, it should be updated yearly with current information mailed to the address listed by the deadline.
“We ask for reactivation of a nomination because the nominee may have done something this year that was not listed last year,” said Williams.
Past recipients of this award are: the late Mrs. W.W. King, the late Dr. R.B. Warriner, Sr., the late Mr. B.F. Worsham, Sr., the late Mr. Paul T. Jones, the late Mrs. Mae Weaver, the late J. Everett Meeks, the late Mrs. Roy Goforth, the late Mrs. Fayette Williams, the late Dr. Frank Davis, the late Mrs. Robert Anderson, the late Mrs. John P. Davis, Sr., the late Dr. R.B. Warriner, Jr., the late Mrs. Carl Norwood, Sr., the late Mrs. R.C. Liddon, the late Mr. Buddy Bain, the late Mrs. Leon Dutcher, the late Mr. Robert C. Liddon, the late Mr. Tommy Cooper, the late Mrs. Sara Hinton, the late Mr. John C. Stanley, III, the late Mrs. Robert W. Dalton, Mrs. H.L. Williams, Jr, the late Mr. Robert Anderson, the late Mrs. R.B. Warriner, Jr., the late Mr. Carl G. Howell, the late Mrs. Fred Rogers, the late Mr. Clifford Worsham, the late Mrs. Plummer Hussey, the late Mr. John D. Mercier, Sr., the late Mr. E.S. Bishop, Sr., Mrs. Nita Dees, Mrs. Herman Gray, the late Mr. Arthur Boren, Mr. David Palmer, the late Mrs. Mary Francis Stephens, Mr. H.L. Williams, Jr., the late Mrs. Marie Anderson, the late Mr. Herman Gray, the late Mr. James E. Price, Jr., the late Mr. Richard Milam, the late Mrs. Corinne Pierce, Mr. Terry Cartwright, Mr. Gary Caveness, Mr. Kenneth Williams, the late Mr. James Boyd, Ms. Betsy Whitehurst, the late Mrs. Richard Sharp, Mr. Tom Rogers, Dr. T.L. Sweat, Mr. Joe “Havis” Hurley, Mrs. Mary Dee Kemp, Mr. James “Sonny” Boatman, Mr. Jimmy Fisher, Dr. Lee Childress and Mrs. Wendell H. Trapp, Jr.
The winner of the Outstanding Citizen award each year is presented at the annual Charity Ball. This year, the ball is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 30, at The Franklin Courtyard in Downtown Corinth.
The theme for the evening is “Cirque Du Corinth: An almost New Year's Eve party.” The Outstanding Citizen award presentation will begin at 6 p.m.
This year’s theme will be a unique and fun spin on the renowned Cirque du Soleil, according to Michelle Brooks, Charity Ball chair.
For Outstanding Citizen winners, the Auxiliary has presented banners to past winners of the award for display on their homes, showing the year they were the recipients. This will be done again this year as the 2018 Charity Ball approaches.
The Junior Auxiliary of Corinth is a service organization of local women. It is affiliated with the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries encompassing seven states with a membership of over 15,000.
Funds contributed to the Junior Auxiliary of Corinth remain in the Corinth/Alcorn area to underwrite the various projects conducted by the local chapter. Emphasis is placed on children, and many benefit from the activities of this enthusiastic group of women. Some of the projects are school clothing for the underprivileged, scholarships, providing clothing and blankets for newborn babies, working with the mentally and physically challenged through a summer camp, working with children at Pine Vale, providing internet safety and etiquette to local children, sponsoring a family to attend the Kiwanis Club’s Father/Daughter Ball, certifying local teens with CPR skills for babysitting, and Crown Club.