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Applications now accepted for Governor’s Hometown Awards

SPRINGFIELD – The Serve Illinois Commission is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for the Governor’s Hometown Awards program.

The program gives formal recognition to those who contributed to their community’s quality of life through projects that have strong volunteer support, meet a need and make a definitive impact.

Serve Illinois, the Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, is excited to tie the Governor’s Hometown Awards to its mission to improve Illinois communities by enhancing volunteerism and instilling an ethic of service throughout the state.

The Governor’s Hometown Awards recognizes individual volunteer efforts will only strengthen volunteer recognition throughout Illinois.

Interested townships, villages, cities and counties can apply now through Aug. 1 for projects that used volunteers in their communities for the period of Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2016.

For additional information regarding program criteria and the application process, visit www.Serve.Illinois.gov.

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