Dennison Railroad Depot Museum is accepting nominations through Monday, May 9, for the Lucille Nussdorfer Tuscarawas County Woman of the Year Award, which recognizes women whose work improves the quality of life for Tuscarawas County residents.
A banquet announcing the winner will be held June 23 as a kick off to the American Soldiers Homecoming Festival, June 24-26, at Dennison. The event does more than honor one woman. It is a celebration of all of the contributions the nominees have made to area communities.
This award is named after Lucille Nussdorfer, who started the Dennison Servicemen’s Canteen that served 1.5 million soldiers and created the lasting name of Dreamsville USA for the community. Nussdorfer is one of only two Tuscarawas County women who have been inducted into the governor’s Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame.
Applications for nominees are available at the Dennison Depot, the Tuscarawas County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Welcome Center and online by emailing email@example.com. Previous recipients include 2007 winner Phyllis Van Horn, founder of the local ALS Family Support Group; Connie Finton, 2008, for her service to Union Hospital at Dover and the youth of the county; Martha Campbell, 2009, who is involved with Miss Clayland Scholarship Program, the Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County and other organizations; and Anna Lee Brendza who was selected in 2010 for her service to cancer patients and as a consumer advocate for area residents.
Completed nomination forms may be returned to the Dennison Depot. For more information on the award and the American Soldiers Homecoming, contact the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum at (740) 922-6776 or online at www.dennisondepot.org.
By Stephanie Harris