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Monday, January 14, 2008

It's time for a treasure again

MILFORD — The Junior Woman’s Club is seeking candidates for the 2008 Milford Living Treasures Award.
Prior “Treasures” include: Sara Turnbull, 1996; Abigail Gerhard, 1997; Sally Szoke, 1998; Eleanor Hutt, 1999; Margaret Casey, 2000; Alan Jepson, 2001; Judge Bernard F. Joy, 2002; Michael Petrucelli, 2003; Sebastian Boscarino, 2004; Walter Farley, 2005; Thomas Cody Sr., 2006; and Richard Platt, 2007.
The award will be bestowed upon a candidate whose community service has enriched Milford and made it a better community in which to live. The person also has to be a city resident at least 10 years, 65 years or older and an extraordinary person whose community service has enriched the community.
This year’s Panel of Common Good, who will read the essays and choose the Living Treasure, consists of Platt; Tami Jackson, co-president of the Junior Woman’s Club; Lisa Druker, of the Junior Woman’s Club; Jean Tsang, of the Milford Public Library; Paula Kranyak, of Subway; and Louise Hebert, of Heberts Jewelers.
Print or type a detailed resume of the contributions and accomplishments (volunteerism, organizations, awards won, clubs involved with, offices held) the nominee has done for the city , along with your name and telephone number; name of nominee and telephone number, date of birth, address of Nominee and why the person should be named a Living Treasure?
The person will be named in May at a ceremony at City Hall and his or her name will be added to the Living Treasure Walkway behind City Hall.
Among other honors, the person’s life history will be added to the Milford Public Library.
Mail applications by Feb. 27 to Lisa Druker, Milford Living Treasure Program, Junior Woman’s Club of Milford, 30 Bilyard St., Milford 06461. For information, contact Druker at or 912-9800.