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Community service nominees sought

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AARP invites Roane Countians to thank those doing extraordinary volunteer work in the community with a nomination for the state’s 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service.

The Tennessee winner earns $3,000 for the charity of his choice.

Nominations are open until June 1 for any Tennessean age 50 or older and must be submitted online.

Visit bit.ly/TNAndrus 14 to make a nomination.

AARP membership is not required to enter or win.

The winner will be chosen by a team of AARP volunteers, who weigh each nominee’s impact on the lives of individuals age 50 or older, the degree to which they serve as an inspiration to others to volunteer, and the level of improvement they have achieved for their communities, against the others.

The award recipient will be announced on or around Sept. 1.

The award honors Ethel Percy Andrus, whose motto “to serve, not to be served” continues to shape AARP’s work more than 50 years after she founded it to help older Americans age with dignity and purpose.

For more about AARP in Tennessee, visit www.aarp.org/tn or the group’s Facebook page or follow AARP on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aarptn.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership of more than 37 million.