Deadline for 'Governor's Hometown Awards' applications is approaching

SPRINGFIELD - According to state officials, the deadline to submit applications for the 32nd annual "Governor's Hometown Awards" competition is fast approaching.  The contest recognized volunteers who improve communities.

The deadline for applications is August 18.  Local governments, youth groups, community groups, and agencies can apply.  The award is based on population, and will be given out based on six categories, which include services and mentorship, and beautification and sustainability.

Those selected as winners will be recognized at the Governor's Mansion in Springfield.

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