Nominations now open for Salute to Hometown Heroes awards

T-R FILE PHOTO The Salute to Hometown Heroes nominations are open from April 15 to May 15.

Last July we witnessed the community come together through tragedy. In the spirit of Marshalltown Strong, the Times-Republican will recognize unsung heroes who volunteered out of the goodness of their hearts in the wake of an EF-3 tornado sweeping through Marshalltown.

The Salute to Hometown Heroes Awards will recognize five recipients at the Times-Republican’s Progress and Pride banquet on the one-year anniversary of the tornado. All ticket sales to the banquet will support the Rebuild Marshalltown fund. The intended recipients of the awards are residents or groups who helped but were not obligated to. Nominate your hero today.

Nominations are open April 15 to May 15. Nomination materials include an essay of no more than 450 words. A review committee of community members will look for quality of actions from the nominee, not quality of essays. Nominators should include their name, phone number, email and address with the nomination. The committee may ask some nominators for supporting materials (photo, video, etc.).

Apply online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H6DPHYB or send your application to the Times-Republican at 135 W. Main St., Attn. Emily Barske.

Winners will be announced at the banquet.

When: 6 p.m. on July 19

Where: Dejardin Hall, Marshalltown Community College

What: Banquet, program and awards

Contact Editor Emily Barske with questions at ebarske@timesrepublican.com or 641-753-6611 ext. 255.