Starke County Chamber Accepting Henry F. Schricker Award Nominations

Gov. Henry F. Schricker
Gov. Henry F. Schricker

The Starke County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the annual Henry F. Schricker Community Service Award. It’s given to a local resident who embodies the former governor and North Judson native’s credo of “service before self.”

Schricker served as Indiana governor from 1941-44 and from 1949-52 and is the only individual in state history to have held the office two separate times. His granddaughter, Susan Schricker, will represent her grandfather during Friday’s Bicentennial Torch Relay through Starke County.

Schricker Award nominations are due to the Starke County Chamber of Commerce by Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. They should include a nomination form with a resume and cover letter outlining the qualities and deeds of the candidate or candidates which demonstrate significant voluntary contributions and benefits to Starke County.

A selection committee made up of previous winners and chamber representatives will choose the honoree, with an announcement by Oct. 26th.

The recipient will be honored during the Starke County Chamber of Commerce Annual Henry F. Schricker Award Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center. The 2017 Business of the Year will also be recognized, and Above and Beyond Awards will be presented as well.

Contact Starke County Chamber of Commerce Director Debbie Mix at 574-772-5548 for more information. Resumes may be mailed to the Starke County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 5, Knox, IN 46534 or delivered to the chamber office in the Gateway Depot at 400 North Heaton Street in Knox. All submissions will be kept private and confidential.