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, the foundation's board chair. "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 this year's Illinois
State Fair, which takes place Aug. 8-18.
All nominees must currently reside in Illinois.
Nomination forms can be requested by calling 217-415-4408. They
can also be printed from
www.statefairmuseum.org. The postmark deadline for nominations
is June 15.
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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 at the museum
foundation's annual Corndog Kickoff on July 13 inside the Orr
Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
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
museum's collections are on view during all 10 days of the fair.
[Text from file received from the
Illinois State Fair Museum