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Some of last year’s winners of CGN’s Heart of the Community award.

CGN to honor community 'warriors' at annual celebration

 COVINGTON, Ky. - Do you know a volunteer in Covington who makes the community around them a better place? Or a youth who has shown leadership and the volunteer spirit?
Here’s your chance to see them recognized.
The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington wants to honor community “warriors” at its Annual Celebration with awards that recognize their generosity and dedication. But act fast - nominations are due by Aug. 28 for the two awards:
Heart of the Community Award, to Covington resident volunteers who have made significant contributions to their community. Nomination form: HEART.
Key to the Future Award, to Covington youth who are outstanding leaders and devoted to their community. Nomination form: KEY.
For questions, contact Shannon Ratterman from The Center at or (859) 866-7524.
“Covington thrives because we’re blessed with volunteers who give time and energy to helping others and making this community a better place, and we will thrive in the future because we have younger people who give us hope that this generous atmosphere will continue,” Ratterman said.
“With these awards, The Center is calling attention to these people. We want to acknowledge their good work and inspire others to participate in their community,” she said.
The Annual Celebration, which takes place 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Hellmann Creative Center, is free and open to the public. It will feature food by graduates of The Center’s FreshLo Chef Fellowship program.
Register for free tickets HERE.
Other awards to be awarded that evening include the “Great Neighbor Award” and the “Covington Great Business Award.”
The Center for Great Neighborhoods is a non-profit organization formed in Covington in 1976 that has become a force for helping community groups and individuals “discover and develop their skills, find and use the resources they need, and discover partners who share their concern for the well-being of Covington.”
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