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Deadline For Varnum Award Nominees Is Extended To Feb. 3

Jan 31, 2020 12:33AM ● By Bill Gilman

Joseph Bradley Varnum

Varnum Award Nomination Form To honor Dracut’s Joseph Bradley Varnum, the town established Varnum Day to be celebrated each winter and created the Varnum Award to recognize a member of the Dracut Community who exemplifies the civic and patriotic spirit of Joseph Bradley Varnum through their volunteerism to the Dracut community or demonstration of love of country through military service.
Varnum was born in Dracut on January 29, 1751. He was a veteran of the American Revolution having fought at both Lexington and Concord and Saratoga. After the war, he served as a delegate to the Massachusetts state convention and voted for the ratification of the Constitution. He also served his nation in times of peace, holding the following offices: Massachusetts State Senator, United States Senator, and United States Congressman, rising to Speaker of the House.
The Board of Selectmen is requesting nominations for this year’s Varnum Award. Nominations may be made for either living or deceased members of the Dracut community. Nominations are open to Dracut residents until Monday, February 3rd, 2020 at Noon. Please complete the following nomination form. Thank you for participating in this Town celebration.

Nominator’s Name:___________________________________________________________
Nominator’s Address:_________________________________________________________
Nominator’s Telephone Number:________________________________________________
Nominee’s Name:____________________________________________________________
Nominee’s Address:___________________________________________________________
Nominee’s Telephone Number:__________________________________________________
Please check all that apply: _____veteran _____volunteer work
In the space below, please explain how your nominee has served the Dracut community through volunteerism and/or military service. ______________________________________________________________________________

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Please return completed form to: Board of Selectmen, 62 Arlington Street, Dracut, MA 01826 by 12:00 noon on Monday, February 3rd, 2020. This form is also available online on the Town’s website www.dracutma.gov
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