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Walk of Fame accepting nominations

The Walk of Fame Steering Committee, a joint endeavor for the city of Hendersonville and Henderson County, has now made nomination forms available for the project that honors notable people with downtown markers.

Nomination forms are due Sept. 6. Selection of the 2017 honorees will be made by Oct. 14. The announcement of each honoree will be made in December, when a play directed by Tom Orr, “Unwrapping Local History,” will be staged. The play will be held at the Henderson County Historic Courthouse on Dec. 15, 16 and 17.
The Walk of Fame aims to recognize and honor present or former residents of Hendersonville and Henderson County for outstanding and lasting contributions to the growth and development of the community. Markers along a walk in the downtown area designated as the Walk of Fame will honor the recipients.
Honorees could come from agriculture, business, cultural arts, education, government, human services, industry, medicine, religion, etc.
“Significant contribution” in this context is defined as having a positive and lasting impact on the quality of life of the citizens of Henderson County. It is hoped that all areas of endeavor will be represented; however, the Selection Committee will be charged with the responsibility of selecting honorees based primarily on the significance of the contribution. Honorees shall have demonstrated that they have made major investments of time, energy, expertise, or resources for the public good.
Individuals making nominations will be asked to answer completely three questions: Why do you feel this person's contribution is significant? Why do you consider his/her contribution to be lasting or even timeless? What specific impact has his/her contribution made on the quality of life in Hendersonville and Henderson County?
For more information visit the city website at or contact Tom Orr, or Virginia Gambill,

To print out a form visit, the office of Henderson County Travel & Tourism or Terry Wilson, clerk of the Board of Commissioners, at Henderson County offices.