Know someone who made a big contribution to the preservation of Knox County history this year? Nominate him or her to Knox Heritage, which is now accepting nominations for the Preservation Awards, which are handed out annually.
Awards are given in these categories: City Of Knoxville Mayor's Award, Knox County Mayor's Award;the Greystone, Civic Achievement, and Media Awards; the "Fantastic Fifteen" awards for compatible new construction, restoration, and continuing maintenance; the Volunteer of the Year; the Spirit of Kristopher Award; and the Ronald B. Childress Memorial Award for Preservationist of the Year.
Knox Heritage would like you to submit nominations of historic residential or commercial projects that have been completed recently or people who have recently and significantly contributed to preserving history in Knox County. Include the property owner's/individual's name, address, phone number, neighborhood, and why he or she deserves an award. Also include a photo of the nominated property.
Eligible projects/individuals include: completed restoration of a historic home or commercial building, preservation through maintenance of a home or commercial building, infill construction compatible with historic neighborhoods, corporate or civic leadership in preservation, outstanding media coverage of preservation issues, and/or exceptional volunteer service for historic preservation-related causes.
Send nominations to Knox Heritage at P.O. Box 1242, Knoxville, TN 37901, or fax to 865-523-0938, or email them to Hollie Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Sept. 21. Visit www.knoxheritage.org for more info.