The 10th annual Athlone People of the Year Awards was launched last week and you can now nominate those you think deserve to be honoured at www.westmeathindependent.ie/peopleoftheyear
The awards, which are run in conjunction with Athlone Town Council and the Westmeath Independent, will be held in the Radisson Blu Hotel on Friday, April 25.
A firm staple on Athlone’s social calendar, the awards night raises funds for Rehab’s National Learning Network and Rehabcare services in Athlone.
The awards honour those in our midst who make a difference to our community. They recognise those who are the heart and soul of our town and county and make it a better place in which to live.
The event itself is a fundraiser and all funds raised by this event are spent locally by the local Rehab organisers.
Speaking at the recent launch, Mayor Gabrielle McFadden said: “The People of the Year Awards are an important way of publicly recognising the extraordinary achievements by people in our area. Many people in our community work tirelessly and quietly contribute to our locality. While this work is undertaken discreetly and without desire for reward, it is important that we, as a community, recognise and acknowledge the dedication of our local citizens. Community participation and involvement continues to be a cornerstone of our society and it is only right that this attitude is promoted at local level.”
This year a Young Person of the Year category has been added and you can nominate for all categories at www.westmeathindependent.ie/peopleoftheyear