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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2011

Nominees For Illinoisan Of The Day Sought
Illinoisan of the Day Recognizes Dedicated Community Servants During the 2011 State Fair

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation is seeking ten individuals to spotlight as an Illinoisan of the Day.  The Illinoisan of the Day program looks to honor individuals who make a difference in their community and show a true 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,” said Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation Board Chair Pam Gray.  “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 receive honors on their special day during this year’s Illinois State Fair, which takes place August 12-21.

Nomination forms can be requested by calling the Museum Foundation at 1-866-996-1853 or downloaded by visiting the museum foundation website at www.statefairmuseum.org.  All nominees must currently reside in the state of Illinois.  The deadline for nominations is June 15Illinoisan of the Day winners will be contacted by phone and announced at the Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation’s annual Corndog Kickoff on Saturday, July 16, at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

The Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization created on October 11, 2006.  The Foundation is dedicated to preserving the rich heritage, traditions and legacy of the Illinois State Fair for future generations.



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