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Group seeks nominations for Illinoisans of the Day

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[June 06, 2012]  SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois State Museum Foundation is looking for 10 individuals to spotlight as Illinoisans of the Day at the Illinois State Fair in August.

The Illinoisan of the Day program recognizes citizens who make a difference in their communities while showing Illinois spirit through hard work and a dedication to helping others.

"Nominating an individual is as simple as the click of the mouse or picking up the phone," said Pam Gray, board chair for the foundation. "By sending in nominations, you can help give these special people in your community the thanks and appreciation they truly deserve."

Illinoisan of the Day winners will be invited to receive gifts and honors on stage during their special day at the Illinois State Fair, Aug. 9-19.

Nomination forms can be requested by calling the museum foundation at 217-415-4408. Forms can also be printed from The postmark deadline for nominations is June 15. All nominees must currently reside in Illinois.

Illinoisan of the Day winners and their nominators will be contacted by phone in late June to begin arrangements for August ceremonies. Winning names will be announced on July 14 at the museum foundation's annual Corndog Kickoff inside the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

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The Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the heritage, traditions and legacy of the Illinois State Fair for future generations. The organization's collections are on view during all 10 days of the fair.

[Text from Illinois State Fair file received from the Illinois Office of Communication and Information]

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