Published DateLACONIA — Nomination packets are now available for the Annette P. Schmitt Unsung Hero Award,
presented by Granite United Way.
This award honors an individual who has shown a long-standing commitment to children and families in Belknap County through behind-the-scenes activities without any expectation of recognition. Eligible candidates include those who volunteer on behalf of children and families or non-volunteer individuals who provide exceptional service to children and families beyond the scope of their employment.
The 2013 recipient will be announced by Retired Family Court and Special Justice Willard Martin in late spring.
The winner will receive an individual award and his or her name will be engraved on a plaque that hangs in the local United Way office. Additionally, a donation will be made to a charity chosen by the winner.
"This award is designed to acknowledge the efforts of Belknap County residents who go the extra mile in
bringing positive changes to the lives of children and families," says Judge Martin.
The Schmitt Unsung Hero Award honors New Hampshire resident, the late Annette P. Schmitt, who left a
generous bequest to support programs and projects that improve the lives of children and families in Belknap County and the State. Over the past several years this fund has been the primary resource for sustaining a number of comprehensive systemic changes in Belknap County and Carroll Counties.
Over the past years, previous winners of the Schmitt Unsung Hero Award have included Warren Sommers
and Doug Whittum (Laconia), Jean and John Provencal (Gilmanton), Leo Sanfacon (Gilford), and the late
Dave Tryon (Tilton), Dawn McCartney (Barnstead), Paul Plimpton (Belmont). Last year Janet Brough, also
of Laconia, was surprised as she was taking minutes at the Laconia School Board meeting, where she is
employed by SAU 30.
Nomination Forms are available at Granite United Way website, www.lruw.org, or by calling Kathy Calvin at 527-9182. Completed nomination forms are due by Friday, March 29.