2013 Humanitarian Award nominations open

December 14, 2012 by  

The City of Sandy Springs has started inviting nominations for its 2013 Humanitarian Award. The award, which celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., recognizes individuals in the local area who exemplify the history of the influential man.

There are no restrictions as to who can be nominated, as long as they live or work in Sandy Springs.

The event organizer, Dianne Fries, is expecting there to be another host of worthy nominations put forward.

Fries, who is also a council member said:

“We have so many people who volunteer their time to help within the community.

“This award highlights an individual who has put forth an added effort in humanitarian contributions to society and philanthropic work.”

There is plenty of time for nominations to be received, with the cut off at noon of Thursday January 10, 2013. Once all nominations have been received, a volunteer committee will decide on the recipient.

The awards ceremony will take place on January 21, which is Martin Luther King Day 2013, at City Hall. The event will get underway from 10:00 am and run through 11:30 am. It will take place in Council Chambers. A group from the City will likely head to Atlanta for the parade too.

Martin Luther King Day 2013 is sure to be a big affair in Sandy Springs as well, with many businesses and organizations marking the event. Coinciding with the 50-year anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, poster and banner printing for commemorative events could well be in the planning.