From its history as the base of a U.S. Naval Air Station and the landing pad of one of the area’s first settlers, John Kennicott, to boasting famed architect Daniel Burnham’s nephew as its first village president and today maintaining one of the only active farms in the region, there’s a lot to be said about Glenview. So the village and chamber are hosting two community-driven contests to help residents share the love of the local people, places and things.
First is the 48th Annual Glenview Civic Awards, founded to recognize and pay tribute to citizens in Glenview who have made a difference by performing acts of community service. Nominations for 2014 recipients are now being accepted in the following categories:
- Citizen of the Year (must live or work in Glenview)
- Youth of the Year (must be a Glenview resident currently in high school)
- Public Safety Award (must be a Village police officer, firefighter/paramedic or telecommunicator)
- Public Service Award (must have given direct support to public authorities)
If you have someone you’d like to nominate, check over these guidelines and then fill out this form by 3 p.m. on Tuesday March 10 and e-mail or mail to Sandie Elliott, Glenview Police Department, 2500 East Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026.
A special dinner honoring the 2014 award winners will be held on Friday, April 17 at the North Shore Country Club, 1340 Glenview Road. The cost is $50 per person and includes a reception, dinner and ceremony. Seating is limited to 200 so early recommendations are recommended. Call Sandie Elliott at (847) 901-6100 for reservations.
The other contest will test your Instagramming skills. The Glenview Chamber of Commerce Community Photo Contest invites all amateur photographers to submit their favorite photos from around town for the chance to win $100 and publication in a number of Chamber publications, including its website. Photos can be of any theme, from your favorite park to nature scenes at The Grove, event portraits from the art fair at The Glen or the summer season at the Dairy Bar. Anything goes!
Here are the general rules:
- To enter the contest, you must live or work in Glenview.
- If you’re under 18 years of age, you should have a parent’s signature on the entry form.
- Photos must be taken in Glenview.
- All photos must be submitted with a complete entry form. Forms are available on the chamber website or at the Chamber’s office, 2222 Chestnut, Glenview.
Entries must be received no later than midnight, May 1, 2015.