2010 Illinois Governor's Hometown Award

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Presented continuously since 1983, the Governor’s Hometown Awards Program gives formal recognition to those who have answered the Constitution’s call and contributed to their community’s quality of life. 

Pinckneyville has been chosen to receive the Governor's Hometown Award in it's population division for History and Historic Preservation for the 50th Anniversary of the American Thresherman Association's Annual Steam, Gas, and Power show.

Awards were given in six project categories, based on six community population divisions.   

A team of impartial volunteer judges evaluated the applications on need, use of resources, and impact.  Information was gathered from two sources: the Application and a Project Presentation given in Springfield.  The judges selected the category winners and the Governor's Home Town Awards winners were recognized at a reception at the Governor's Mansion October 12th.  

*A special thank you goes out to Joseph Holder, Mayor of Pinckneyville; Charles Greer, President of the American Thresherman Association; Mary Greer and Gaylen Greer Members of the American Thresherman Association; Carrie Gilliam, Economic Development Coordinator; Rebeccah Burris, Economic Development Pinckneyville High School Intern.  Without your help, this could not have happened.  Thank you.

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