Nominations for the Charles D. Lemmond Jr. Community Spirit Award will be accepted by the Dallas Post until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 27.
The award, established by the Dallas Post and named after the former senator who passed away in 2012, will recognize a resident of the Back Mountain for his or her leadership and advancement of community spirit.
Readers of the Dallas Post will vote for the person they believe would be an appropriate recipient of this award.
The Charles D. Lemmond Jr. Community Spirit Award, which was first awarded in 2013, honors those who endeavor to improve the lives of Back Mountain residents through outstanding community service, public service or philanthropy and embody Sen. Lemmond’s commitment to doing the right thing, in the right way, for the right reasons.
Charles D. Lemmond Jr. (1929-2012) called the Back Mountain home for more than 50 years. Through his constant and active involvement in a wide range of community groups, he touched many lives, gave a sense of direction and responsibility to numerous improvement projects and served as an inspiration to countless individuals.
As a soldier, solicitor, prosecutor, judge and legislator, Lemmond demonstrated a strong devotion to civic duty. His 21 years as a well-respected state Senator were marked by his standard of integrity, his pursuit of justice and his desire to do what was right for the people and the community he served.
Previous winners include Sue Hand, Dallas-based artist, in 2015; Dan Miller, former pastor of Back Mountain Harvest Assembly Church, in 2014 and David and Judy Rimple, developers of the Back Mountain Trail, in 2013.
Nominations can be emailed to editor Sarah Hando at firstname.lastname@example.org or, via mail, sent to Dallas Post, 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre PA 18711.