June 19 - July 4, 2018
Cedar Rapids

Tribute to Heroes Nomination 2018

NOMINATE A 2018 HERO: The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival will honor local Heroes at its annual Tribute to Heroes Dinner on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at The Hotel at Kirkwood.

Do you know a Hero—someone who has saved a life, made our community a safer place or gone above and beyond to help someone in need? Each year, the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival awards local heroes who have made positive differences in their communities. These Heroes are recognized at the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival’s Tribute to Heroes Dinner.

The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival needs your help! Nominate your hero or someone who has made positive contributions to our community. Hero nominees may be a friend or family member, a neighbor, a co-worker—anyone you know who has had an impact upon you or someone else.

Many citizens show their heroism through extraordinary service, courage, compassion and perseverance. The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival would like to recognize the men and women of our community who serve as extraordinary role models!

Those who are honored as 2018 Heroes will be contacted via phone by the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival staff. They will be our guests, receive recognition, and an award at the Tribute to Heroes Dinner on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Each honoree will receive a $250.00 donation to a charity of choice. Additionally, the honorees will act as Grand Marshals for the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival Parade on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Nomination forms must be returned to the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, 609 1st Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405, postmarked no later than Friday March 3, 2017. For additional information, or questions regarding the nomination process or the dinner, please call (319) 365-8313 or e-mail robyn@freedomfestival.com.


Guidelines

  1. Hero must reside in Linn County or any bordering county at the time of the nomination.
  2. Tell us your hero’s story. Explain why you are nominating this candidate for this tribute. Please attach your story along with the nomination form. Feel free to attach any pictures or news clippings of the Hero you feel necessary.
  3. The hero's actions do not need to be 'lifesaving' in nature. Many citizens show their heroism through extraordinary service, courage, compassion or perseverance.
  4. The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival Board of Directors will select the honorees.
  5. Each honoree will receive 2 complimentary tickets, recognition and an award at the Tribute to Heroes Dinner on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at The Hotel at Kirkwood.
  6. All honorees will act as Grand Marshals for the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival Parade on Saturday, June 30, 2018.
  7. Deadline: Nominations must be postmarked no later than Friday March 3, 2017.
  8. Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival staff, Board of Directors, and their immediate family members are ineligible.
  9. Questions? Email Robyn Rieckhoff at robyn@freedomfestival.com

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