Nominate Your "Hometown Hero" for a 2015 Great Friend to Families Award--Nominations Due March 9th

Click here to nominate online.

Click here to download a pdf of the nomination form.

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Presented by Over Yonder and The Children's Playhouse on Saturday March 21st, the Great Friend to Families Awards recognize people who have devoted years to serving children and families in the High Country.  For the first time in 2015 we will also be celebrating the heroes of future with our "Young Hearts" awards. Awards will be given in three categories:

  • Helping Hands (those who help families through their careers),
  • Helping Hearts (those who help through philanthropy or volunteerism), and,
  • Young Hearts—new category this year! (young people up to age 17 who have already made significant efforts outside their own family to help children and families in the High Country). Great Friend to Families logo

Nomination forms can be filled out online and are due March 9th. Hard copies of the nomination form are available at The Playhouse, 400 Tracy Circle, Boone. All nominations must be submitted by March 3rd.  For more information, call 828-263-0011.

This is the 7th year the awards have been given. Past over-all winners include Kaaren Hayes, Judith Winecoff, Pat Morgan, Dick and Joan Hearn, Trish Lanier, and Jim Atkinson. Click here to read complete list of all past honorees.

 The Playhouse stipulates that while a Helping Hands or Helping Hearts honoree may be recognized multiple times, he or she may only be win the overall Great Friend to Families Award once.

The luncheon will also raise funds to support family resource services at The Children’s Playhouse, enabling the children’s museum to provide scholarship memberships to low-income families, offer more programs for children, and improve their exhibits.