Nominations being accepted for cultural award
Do you know someone who has contributed greatly to the cultural fabric of Yamhill County through local, county or regional-level arts, heritage or humanities organizations?
The Yamhill County Cultural Coalition (YCCC) and its Cultural Asset Award Committee has a method whereby that person can receive the recognition they deserve.
The committee is accepting nominations for the 2021 Marilyn Worrix Cultural Asset Award, meted every two years to honor an individual or organization that has had a civic impact on the community, demonstrated leadership in community and cultural affairs, had cultural involvement in education institutions and volunteered or contributed to cultural pursuits in the county.
The award is named in honor of Marilyn Worrix's years of civic contributions to the city of McMinnville, the county and the state, as well as for her handmade books.
The award is actually a work of art itself, commissioned for the particular recipient, and includes a plaque created by Sheridan artist Monica Setziol-Phillips that will be engraved with the winner's name and housed the winner's community for two years.
One-page nomination forms are available at public libraries throughout much of Yamhill County, as well as through the Chehalem Cultural Center and online on the YCCC website. The deadline for submitting the forms is April 15.
Funding for the award and support for the event honoring the most recent recipient was established in 2017 through donations to an established fund managed by the YCCC. Online donations are being accepted via the YCCC website, http://yamhillcountyculture.org/, or by mail at YCCC, P.O. Box 493, McMinnville, OR 97128.
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