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Council on Aging announces Senior of the Year nominees

The winner of the inaugural contest will be announced at the council's Crystal Ball Gala on Friday, April 25.

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 2:49 p.m.

ELKHART – Nominations are in for the 2014 Elkhart County Senior of the Year competition hosted by the Council on Aging of Elkhart County.

The competition was organized as a way to recognize an outstanding senior member in the community, according to a press release.

The 2014 nominees are:

  • Carol Bizzel of Elkhart
  • Carl Detwiler of Nappanee
  • Wanda Hoffman of Goshen
  • Kim Huffman of Goshen
  • Helen Koller of Elkhart
  • Carol Tarnecy Laidlaw of Elkhart
  • Plez Lovelady of Elkhart
  • Richard Osborne of Elkhart

To qualify, nominees must be at least 60 years old, reside in Elkhart County, be a positive role model and participate in activities like civic engagement, creative arts, technology or innovation.

The winner will be announced at the Crystal Swing Gala at 6:30 p.m. April 25 at the Crystal Ballroom in the Lerner Theatre.

Tickets for the gala are $100 per person or $700 for a table of eight. Proceeds benefit local seniors. To purchase tickets contact the council’s office at 295-1820.


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