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Club solicits nominations for exceptional volunteer

City residents are encouraged to offer submissions to the Brookhaven Exchange Club to honor community members that exhibit an “exceptional volunteer spirit” said John Ogden, a representative with the Brookhaven Exchange Club.

The goal of the club is to recognize volunteer service in the community. Next month, the exchange club’s committee will award one person the Book of Golden Deeds Award. The award represents an annual recognition of a local volunteer that has gone above and beyond the call of duty in giving back to the community.

“The award represents a person that exudes good Christian service and sacrifice in the community,” said Ogden.

In years past, the selection process has been difficult said Ogden.

“There have been so many great volunteers of the community to choose from for the award,” said Ogden.

Last year’s award went to Nancy Beeson James who visits nursing homes in Brookhaven and Monticello. James sings and plays piano to the nursing home residents.

The club will announce the winner of the Brookhaven Book of Golden Deeds Award at a banquet at the Thames Center at Copiah-Lincoln Community College on Jan. 24. The public has until Jan. 14 to offer submissions. Submissions can be mailed to the Brookhaven Exchange Club at P.O. Box 486, 39602.