Every year, the Faribault County Fair selects two individuals (one male and one female) as Outstanding Senior Citizens. These citizens have continued to serve their communities through volunteerism as they have entered retirement. These winners of this county award are then nominated for Minnesota's Outstanding Senior Citizen Award at the Minnesota State Fair. The following criteria must be met to win this award:
- The nominee must be a resident of Faribault County.
- The nominee’s volunteer service must be accomplished after reaching age 65.
- Nominee must be age 70 by June 1, 2017.
- Nominee must currently do a volunteer activity that is unpaid and demonstrates commitment to their local community.
- A previous county winner not chosen as the state winner is eligible; however, a current year’s nomination form must be completed.
- You may only nominate one individual per nomination form. Couple nominations will be disqualified.
Explain why you are nominating this person for the Outstanding Senior Citizen award. It is helpful to give specific, detailed and precise examples to assist the judges in choosing the winners. Do not hesitate to interview the person you are nominating. Nomination does not need to be kept secret. You may also speak to people at the organizations where the individual volunteers. Political and religious organization involvement will only be considered when it benefits the community. All information will be held in confidence by judges. Information submitted is not returned unless a request is made.
The deadline for submitting nominations is July 20th, 2017. Outstanding Senior Citizen Awards will be awarded on Wednesday, July 26th during the fair at 12:30pm in the Tent.
Below are the forms to fill out for nominating an outstanding senior citizen.
All forms are to be turned into Robin Stenzel 507-340-7539.