NOMINATIONS BEING SOUGHT FOR ANTONIO VARACALLI DAY AWARD 

 

The Seneca Falls community is being asked to nominate a person to receive the Antonio Varacalli Award which will be given to a resident which is perceived by their friends and neighbors to be a good citizen and hero to the community in which they live. 

Do you know a hero?  That is what the Antonio Varacalli Day Committee is asking residents of Seneca Falls and surrounding villages during the month of March. Antonio Varacalli, the Italian immigrant who saved a woman from drowning in the Seneca Falls Barge Canal in 1917, is the namesake to the “Antonio Varacalli Day – Celebration of Heroes” event. 

Individuals are being asked to nominate a person they see as a hero to be awarded the Annual Antonio Varacalli Day Award, which will be presented on April 18, 2020. 

Elizabeth Cady Stanton school students, grades 3, 4 & 5, are also being asked to participate in an essay contest answering the question “How have you made a difference in someone’s life?” 

The day’s event will begin at 11:00 a.m. with the reading of the Antonio Varacalli Day Proclamation, a brief history presentation, the ringing of “The Bells of Bedford Falls,” presentation of the Essay Contest winners, presentation of the Antonio Varacalli Day Award, music and a flower ceremony.  

 

Individuals wishing to nominate a hero can pick up a nomination form in Seneca Falls at S.F. Historical Society – 55 Cayuga St.,

Downtown Deli – 53 Fall Street,

or 

download a pdf from HERE

All nominations must be received by Monday, March 30,  

For more information on the Celebration and ways you can be involved, contact IAWLFestival@outlook.com.

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    in fewer than 150 words, please provide support why you consider this person a “hero.”