Nominations sought for Easterday award
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Nominations are being accepted for the Metropolis Rotary Club's annual Les Easterday Community Service Award.

The award is given each year to a Massac County resident who has enriched the community through public service.

The award recognizes that person's contributions to the community and encourages volunteerism by calling attention to the work and achievements of others.

Persons wishing to nominate a person for the award should send nomination letters to Rotary Awards, Attn: Ken Kovacs, DJK Link Inc., 401 Ferry St., Metropolis, IL 62960 no later than Friday, Oct. 5.

A Rotary committee will review nominations and select the recipient.

An engraved plaque is given to the recipient and a donation is made to a charity of choice in that person's name.

The award is named in honor of the late Leslie

Easterday, who was active in Rotary and many other civic avenues, including the chamber of commerce.

Easterday joined Rotary in 1927, and five decades later received an award for 50 years of perfect attendance.

Easterday continued his unbroken attendance record, with over 60 years of perfect attendance when he died in March of 1988.

Easterday served as club president in 1937-38.

He also served as governor for District 6510 from 1981-1982.

The Metropolis Rotary Club will donate $50 to the charity of the recipient's choice. The award winner will be announced at the annual Metropolis Chamber of Commerce banquet, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Additionally, the name of the winner will be added to the Les Easterday monument on the courthouse lawn.

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