WARREN — The Tribune Chronicle’s annual Community Stars program returns this year for the 20th time after taking 2021 off because of the pandemic,
The program recognizes the brightest examples of community service and the people who do those good deeds. Trumbull 100 will co-sponsor for the 12th year.
An awards dinner will take place in April and will honor the winners from 2020 as well as this year. The 2020 banquet was canceled because of the statewide COVID-19 shutdown that began just before the banquet was scheduled.
The 2020 winners were Cindy Angelo of Warren, Beverly Gartland of Warren, Basil and Mary Lou Jarrett of Cortland, Pastor George Johnson of Warren, Virginia Logan of Kinsman, Terry Mascioli of Cortland, Ellie Monchak and Jean Potashnik, both of Warren, John Payiavlas of Warren, John Streitferdt of Warren and Carole Wiley of Cortland.
Nominees were sought last year, but the winners were never chosen. Nominees from 2021 will be considered along with this year’s nominees. Updates to the 2021 nominees can be submitted but is not necessary. Ten winners will be chosen by a panel of judges from the pool of 2021 and 2022 nominees.
The Community Stars program celebrates volunteers who go above and beyond to make a measurable impact in the lives of others. Stories about the winners will appear in a special section in the Tribune Chronicle the day after the awards banquet. Details on the banquet will be released later.
“Please consider nominating a volunteer in your civic group, place of worship or community organization. There are many people doing meaningful volunteer work that has an impact in Trumbull County,” said Sue Shafer, community events coordinator for the Tribune Chronicle.
Nominations can be made by filling out the form that will run periodically in the Tribune Chronicle and mailing it to Tribune Chronicle, c/o Sue Shafer, 240 Franklin St. SE, Warren, OH 44483. Submissions also can be emailed to Shafer at email@example.com or by logging on to www.tribtoday.com and clicking on the “Submit News” button. There is a category for Community Stars.
Nominations should include an explanation of what makes the nominee stand out and a description of what they do. A person can be nominated more than once, but they can win only one time.
Deadline for nominations is Jan. 31 and winners will be announced Feb. 20.