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First Lady to Honor Outstanding Volunteers in Alaska

February 2, 2010, Juneau, Alaska - First Lady Sandy Parnell invites Alaskans to recognize their fellow citizens who have performed extraordinary volunteer service, by nominating them for the First Lady's Volunteer of the Year Awards.

The awards recognize those volunteers who engage in unpaid charitable activities, demonstrate personal commitment to long-term volunteer service and make a significant positive impact in Alaska. The program began with First Lady Bella Hammond.

Eleven citizens will be selected and recognized for their outstanding and selfless volunteer contributions. This year Mrs. Parnell will accept nominations for Lifetime Achievement Awards both for civic engagement and volunteerism.

Award winners will be recognized at a banquet on May 7 at the Governor's House in Juneau.

For information on award categories and nomination forms, which are due by March 1, log on to the Governor's website: http://gov.alaska.gov/parnell/governors-office/volunteer-awards.html.

Forms are also available at the Capitol in Juneau or at the governor's regional offices in Anchorage and Fairbanks.

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