Community service award nomination deadline extended

May 16, 2014 

The Johnston County Community Foundation is extending the deadline for accepting nominations for the 2014 Frances Finch Hobart Award for Volunteer Community Service to Friday, May 30.

This marks the ninth year in which a Johnston County resident will be recognized for outstanding community service. The winner of the award will be asked to designate a local nonprofit organization to receive a $750 grant.

The Frances Finch Hobart Award for Volunteer Community Service is a component fund of the NC Community Foundation. The award seeks to recognize an individual who possesses the ability to help others solve social problems through time, talent and energy by mobilizing volunteers and displaying a willingness for ongoing involvement. The recipient should demonstrate vision, vitality, determination, selflessness, generosity and a caring heart.

Previous recipients include Tom Ricks, Nikki Dyke, Evelyn Aranda, Don Stephenson, Cornell Cox, Sarah Yard, Linwood Byrd and Noela Woodall.

Nomination forms are available online at (look under “Affiliates/Johnston County”). For further information, contact NCCF Northern Piedmont Associate Katie Crumpler at 919-256-6914 or

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