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Nominees sought for Pynchon Award

Date: 7/7/2009

SPRINGFIELD The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts is seeking nominations for the 95th Annual William Pynchon Award, the area's oldest and most prestigious community service recognition program.

Established in 1915, the award honors individuals from all walks of life who go beyond the call of duty to enhance the quality of life in communities in Western Massachusetts. Educators, social activists, philanthropists, clergy, physicians, journalists and business leaders have received the award in years past.

To nominate an individual submit a one-page letter explaining reasons why the nominee should be considered. Included should be brief biographical information, outstanding accomplishments, service to the community, organizations he or she is or has been active in, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three people who can attest to the nominee's contributions.

All nominees will be considered and researched by the Pynchon Trustees, comprised of past and present presidents of the Advertising Club.

Nominations must be submitted by July 17 to William Pynchon Trustees, Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts, P.O. Box 2823, Springfield, MA 01101.

This year's Pynchon recipients will be announced in late summer/early fall. The Pynchon awards dinner and ceremony will take place on Nov. 19 at Chez Josef in Agawam.