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Time is running out to make nominations for 2012 Knights of Columbus Nelson Citizen of the Year

Time is running out on nominations for the Knights of Columbus Nelson Citizen of the Year.

Nelsonites looking to reward outstanding citizens in Nelson have until Wednesday, February 29 at 4 p.m. when nominations close.

Forms are available at Nelson City Hall, Sonja’s China Cabinet, or the Chamber of Commerce.

Last year the Knights honoured former teacher and Nelson Maple Leaf goalie Bill McDonnell.

Other past recipients include Alan Ramsden of the Nelson Museum, music teacher Mathilde Klassen, Osprey founder Bruce Morrison, Doug Stoddart of the Nelson Health Co-op and Beasley Fire Chief Alan Craft.

A five-person committee, headed by chairman Harry Sommerville, pours over nominations to determine the winner.

The Knights of Columbus Citizen of the Year banquet is schedule for April 21 at St. Joseph’s Elementary school gymnasium.

This will be the 48th year the Knights of Columbus have sponsored the award.

The first winner was Helen Morris, honoured in 1964 for her work with the Red Cross Blood Donor Clinic.