Monday, July 5, 2010

Steel Magnolia Nomination Deadline Extended

The deadline for the 2010 Steel Magnolia nominations has been extended through July 30, 2010.

For the second year in a row, the Middletown Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the Steel Magnolia Award. The award is for women who, according to the Middletown Community Foundation website, "have overcome obstacles to positively impact an AK Steel U.S. community." The award is funded by the AK Steel Foundation. Each year, up to ten awards are given out and the recipient's charity of choice receives a $1,000 donation. The award is available for women of all age, who, according to the website, "have faced personal adversity and have shown exceptional strength, courage, compassion and leadership through their work in support of their communities."

Nominations should be submitted in the form of a 500 words or less essay and should be sent to the Middletown Community Foundation by 5:00 PM on July 30, 2010. While nominees must live in the vicinity of an AK Steel facility, they do not have to bee affiliated with the company. This includes Ashland, Kentucky; Butler, Pennsylvania; Columbus, Indiana; Rockport Indiana; and Coshocton, Mansfield, Middletown, Walbridge, West Chester, and Zanesville, all in Ohio.

For more information, call the Middletown Community Foundation at 513-424-7369, or visit their website at

In 2009, the award went to eight magnificent women: Eleanor "Elle" Berry of Ashland, Kentucky and her charity, Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Foundation; Etta J. Carver of Fairfield, Ohio and her charity, Citizens Against Domestic Violence; Martha Fitts Clark of Owensboro Kentucky and her charity, Impact 100 Owensboro; Kimberly Rae Fairchild of Mansfield, Ohio and her charity, Upward Bound Youth in Wooster; Jean Hooper of Zanesville, Ohio and her charity, the Ohio Genealogy Society; Shelly L. Reigle of West Lafayette, Ohio and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life; Tammy Robert of Middletown, Ohio and Berachah Baptist Church's Hands and Feet; and Renee Spohn of Butler, Pennsylvania and her charity, Special Olympics Pennsylvania Butler County.

You can watch a video of last year's ceremony below:

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