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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2012

Group Seeks Nominations For 2012 Illinoisans Of The Day

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois State Museum Foundation is looking for ten individuals to spotlight as Illinoisans of the Day at this year’s State Fair in August.

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.

“Nominating an individual is as simple as the click of the mouse or picking up the phone,” Pam Gray, the foundation’s board chair, said.  “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 August 9-19.

Nomination forms can be requested by calling the Museum Foundation at (217) 415-4408.  They can also be printed from the museum’s website at www.statefairmuseum.org.  The postmark deadline for nominations is June 15.  All nominees must currently reside in Illinois. 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 Saturday, July 14, 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, and its collections are on view during all ten days of the fair.



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