Golden Years Gala accepting nominations for annual awards

For Clay Today
Posted 1/12/22

ORANGE PARK – The Golden Years Gala is celebrating its 15 year of honoring senior leaders in the county. At this event, seniors in Clay County are honored for their commitment to volunteerism in …

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Golden Years Gala accepting nominations for annual awards

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ORANGE PARK – The Golden Years Gala is celebrating its 15 year of honoring senior leaders in the county. At this event, seniors in Clay County are honored for their commitment to volunteerism in three categories: Man of the Year, Woman of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Shepherd’s Center has been honored to have Ernie Cohen act as an emcee, participate on Gala Committee, and support the Shepherd’s Center for the past several years. The 2022 Golden Years Gala Committee is overjoyed to announce the renaming of the Lifetime Achievement Award to the “Ernie Cohen Lifetime Achievement Award”. Ernie’s gifts to the non-profit community are numerous, so much so that Ernie was awarded the Golden Years Gala Man of the Year Award in 2020. The Shepherd’s Center is honored to memorialize Ernie’s vast accomplishments with the renaming of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Gala Committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2022 Gala. What a wonderful way to say, “Thank You!” by nominating someone you know for his/her extraordinary efforts. The 2021 categories are as follows:  Volunteer Senior Man of the Year, Volunteer Senior Woman of the Year, and the Ernie Cohen Lifetime Achievement Award. Senior adults are important to the community. They are a generation with high values, strong work ethic, commitment, integrity, generosity, and loyalty. Seniors are a wonderful example to all, showing that true contentment is to share their time and talents through serving. Nominees must be 60 years of age and volunteer in Clay County. 

The deadline is Jan. 31. For nomination forms, either go to https://www.tscoop.org/golden-years-gala/, email info@tscoop.org or call (904) 269-5315.

This year’s Golden Years Gala will be held at Sullivan Hall at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 7190 U.S. Highway 17 on Fleming Island, on Wednesday, May 25 at 8:30 a.m. with live and silent auctions.

The awards program will follow the auction. Proceeds from the Gala benefit The Shepherd’s Center of Orange Park, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which provides services to improve the quality of life and longer independence of hundreds of senior adults in Clay County through award-winning educational programming and events focused on health and wellness.

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