Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 21, 2009

seeks award nominees

The Washington-Warren-Issaquena-Sharkey Community Action Agency, for the first time, is seeking nominations for The Frank Carlton Humanitarian Award, to be presented at its annual banquet.

Carlton was active with the aid agency for more than 20 years before his death in May. He was district attorney and lived in Greenville.

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“The award will be given out to an individual or organization that has done humanitarian acts all year long,” said Beverly Saulter, WWISCAA administrative assistant.

Carlton also founded the Education Station, a child development center for 6-month-olds to 12-year-olds. Two scholarships will be awarded to two students during the banquet, in addition to the humanitarian and volunteer of the year award.

WWISCAA officials usually choose the recipient for the humanitarian award, but this year Saulter said, the public will choose the recipient from a list of nominees.

Nominations must include the nominee’s name and reason for nomination. Send nominations to P.O. Box 1813, Greenville, MS 38701.

The deadline for entry is Dec. 1. Shortly after, the public will vote for the award recipient, who will be announced at the annual banquet, set for 6 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Washington County Convention Center, 1040 S. Raceway Road. Tickets are $20 per person. Call 662-378-5857.