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TriCity Family Services seeking nominations for William D. Barth Award

GENEVA – TriCity Family Services will be seeking nominations for the 2014 William D. Barth Award. The award was established in 1985 and recognizes one individual each year that has made a significant and positive impact, through community service, on the central Kane County area, according to a news release issued by the organization.

The honor is given to an individual whose belief in the community and concern for those living here is shown by an ongoing involvement in community life, the release stated. The recipient will have worked for the community by participating in activities affecting the quality of life in the Tri-Cities area. These include civic, service, charitable, educational, cultural, youth and recreational organizations, as well as church and government. The resident selected will be someone recognized as a community leader by peers.
The Barth Award is sponsored by TriCity Family Services to honor the memory of William D. Barth, who was a founder of TriCity Family Services and a dedicated community leader, the release stated.
Nominations must be received by Friday, Sept. 26. A nomination form is available, but is not required if equivalent information is submitted. All nominations must be submitted in writing.
The award will be presented at the TriCity Family Services annual meeting, which takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Riverside Receptions, at 35 N. River Lane, Geneva. The event features a buffet dinner and cash bar. There is no cost to attend, but donations are appreciated.
Send nominations to Courtney Laverty, TriCity Family Services, 1120 Randall Court, Geneva, IL 60134. Via fax, send to 630-232-1471, and via email, send to For information, call 630-232-1070, ext. 114. To download the nomination form, visit
Previous Barth Award winners:

2013: Fred Norris

2012: Carolyn Sprawka

2011: Sarah Kimber

2010: James Kintz

2009: Mary Lu O’Halloran

2008: Pam Mann

2007: Doris Hunt

2006: Cris Anderson

2005: Steve Lillie

2004: Peg Halladay

2003: Vernon Oie

2002: Melinda Hinners

2001: Darlene Marcusson

2000: Betsy Penny

1999: Marjorie Hissong

1998: Robert Hawse

1997: Carol Rosene

1996: Ralph and Lucile Little

1995: Vernon Guynn

1994: Howard Wallin

1993: James Abbot

1992: Joanne Hansen

1991: Max Hunt

1990: Russell Forkins

1989: Nellie Wood

1988: Nancy Temple

1987: Glen Haines

1986: Jim McCausland

1985: Frank Burgess

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