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Six nominated for Great Brooksvillian

Jeff Schmucker Hernando Today
Published:   |   Updated: May 7, 2013 at 04:26 PM

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Two previous nominees and four relatively new names have been submitted for an annual award to recognize someone who's made a significant and historical impact on the city.

Following the June 8 deadline to submit names for the 2012 Great Brooksvillian, six names are in the running for the honor. The person will be recognized during the City of Brooksville Founder's Week Celebration in October.

The award is doled out annually to a person who made contributions to the culture, history and/or economy of Brooksville.

Those nominated for the honor include:

Mason's mother, Dorothy, was nominated last year as the Great Brooksvillian.

Among the winners in past years include the 2009 winner Joseph Weeks Sr., longtime owner of Weeks Hardware Store on Main Street; 2010 winner Sarah Davis, a retired schoolteacher and former employee of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office who was found murdered back in 2010 and was selected that year to receive the award; 2011 winner was Dorothy Mason, a former teacher and founding president of Annutteliga Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She served on various other committees.

She died shortly before being named the reward recipient at the age of 100.

City council members will create a committee to review the nominations and then provide a recommendation as to who should be selected. Council will then choose who will receive the Great Brooksvillian award later this summer.

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