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.
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.
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
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