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Nominate a Patch Community Service Person of the Year

Do you have a family member, friend or neighbor that deserves to be recognized for being an outstanding, super-fantastic member of the Trenton community. Nominate him or her for the Patch Community Service Person of the Year Award.

Community service has several definitions. It can be anything from helping a neighbor put up his Christmas lights to organizing a blood drive.

Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch wants to recognize one Trenton resident for his or her community service with the Patch Community Service Person of the Year Award and a $100 gift card to a local business in Trenton.

Everyone deserves recognition once in a while. Why not nominate someone and let him or her know how much you appreciate his or her dedication to the community. No community effort is too small.

Nominate a friend, family member or neighbor by commenting on this article. Please include the person's name and a short description of why they deserve the award in 200 words or less. Nominees must be at least 13 years old.

We're accepting nominations now through Nov. 30. After the nomination period ends, we will allow readers a chance to vote for who they think should win. The nominee with the most votes by the end of the year will win the award.

The Patch Community Service Person of the Year award will be presented at the Trenton City Awards at 7 p.m. Jan. 19, 2013 at the Trenton Village Theatre.

Official rules:

  • Must be a U.S. resident.
  • Must be 13 years or older to win.
  • Nominations will be accepted through 10 p.m. Nov. 30.
  • Voting will begin Dec. 1 and run through 10 p.m. Dec. 31.
  • A total of one entry will be awarded the prize.

Click here for complete official rules.

Nominate a resident for a Trenton City Award!

Nate Stemen November 08, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Nominate someone for the Patch Community Service Person of the Year Award here in the comment section! -- NS
Jodi Spears Williams November 12, 2012 at 07:51 PM
I would like to nominate James Spears for an award. For the last 45 years that he has lived in Trenton, he is the "unsung hero" that slips in quietly, provides help and slips away quietly after he is done. You don’t ever see him in the newspaper or as a formal member of an organization, but what he does on a daily basis for others makes this a better community. He has been actively involved with the Trenton Food Pantry for many years. He volunteers his time, and on an ongoing basis uses his personal money to keep the pantry stocked. During the holidays he helps to make sure no needy family in the community goes without a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Even after the holidays have come and gone, he will follow-up on those families to make sure things are ok. He sees someone around town that looks like they might need some help, he will put money in their hand or food in their belly. On the spot. He sees a stranded motorist, he is the one that will stop and see what he can do to help. He sees someone walking on a main road like Fort or West, and he stops. Anyone who knows James would be able to say he would give you the shirt off his back, and he goes above and beyond for anyone he comes across that needs something. His neighbors, his fellow church members, his family, and countless other hundreds, if not thousands, of random people he has helped along the way in some way, big or small over the years. He is mine and many other’s unsung hero in this community.

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