Father of the Year nominations due by April 15
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From noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 5, the Ethnic Heritage Museum (EHM) celebrates the 21st Annual International Music Festival and honors six Father of the Year recipients at the Rockford Lithuanian Club.
EHM, 1129 S. Main St., houses the cultural history of the six nationalities that were prominent in southwest Rockford: African-American, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish and Hispanic.
At the 21tst Annual Music Festival, the six ethnic galleries will exhibit local musical talent and present their chosen honored Father of the Year. The public is encouraged to nominate a worthy candidate.
Nomination for the Father of the Year will be taken through Friday, April 15.
To qualify, nominees must be at least 50 percent African-American, Hispanic, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian or Polish.
A nomination letter is not to exceed two type-written pages and should include nominee’s name, nominee’s nationality, nominee’s address and nominee’s telephone number.
A Letter of Support for the nominee as a worthy candidate should include his activities within his family as well as the community.
Nominators must include their name, address and telephone number.
Send nominations to: Ethnic Heritage Museum, Nominations Committee, P.O. Box 382, Rockford, IL 61105, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit ethnicheritagemuseum.org or contact the museum at (815) 962-7402.
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