With only four days left until deadline, the Knights of Columbus are still asking the public to submit names of those tireless volunteers who abound in our community; to consider for its Trail-Warfield Citizen of the Year Award.
“I thought we would get a lot more submissions this year,” said Brian Volpatti, committee member.
Volpatti explained that in an effort to increase the number of submissions the committee left forms in area churches and the Credit Union this year, in addition to the city and village halls.
“Last time I checked about a week ago, we only had two so far.”
The response to the award has decreased over the years, and Volpatti said it may be due to the work that has to go into the nomination.
He said that the committee requires some history about the entrant on paper, rather than just a verbal nomination.
However, one of the biggest hurdles the committee has to deal with, is the humbleness of many of the nominees.
“We have had many people refuse the award because they do not want the publicity,” said Volpatti. “There are so many people in the community who do valuable service, but they do it quietly, and want to keep it that way.
The annual honour will be presented on May 8 at 7 p.m. at St Michael’s School.
The ceremony kicks off the 50th Anniversary of Silver City Days.