2018-03-15 / Community News

New hall of fame established

The Biddeford Cultural and Heritage Center has established a hall of fame that will recognize people who have made Biddeford and the world a better place to live and work. Nominees do not need to be residents of the city, but need to have a physical connection to Biddeford and have made a significant impact.

The award honors people of today and across the 400 years of Biddeford’s history. Special consideration will be given to individuals who can demonstrate how their ethnicity played a role in their lives and achievements.

The people who are chosen will receive a recognition plaque at the La Kermesse Festival in Biddeford and be listed on a perpetual plaque that will be displayed at a public venue. Recipients will ride in the La Kermesse parade.

“This award is a perfect way to put a spotlight on people who have made deep contributions to our community,” said Alan Casavant, mayor of Biddeford. “It could be the talented mill workers who came here from Turkey and Albania and used their ingenuity to create cloth known around the world for its quality. It could be the Native Americans who were here in the beginning and helped so many Europeans flourish. It could be women who were the matriarchs of their family and helped inspire a new generation of Biddeford.”

Nominations will be considered if the nominee can fulfill the following:

• Nominees must be or have been a Biddeford resident or non-resident who made a difference in the quality of life in Biddeford and/or the rest of the world.

• Nominees are required to submit testimonials to attest to their achievement or document the achievement from citing history.

 Nominees must agree to be photographed and be present at the award ceremony at La Kermesse on June 22. If they cannot be present on this date, they must have a designee to represent them at the parade on June 22 and ceremony.

Nominees can nominate themselves for the awards. A nomination form is available at biddefordculturalandheritagecenter.org, or email candidate information to biddefordculturalcenter@gmail.com.

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