COVINGTON -- If you know someone who deserves to be recognized for community service, now is your chance to nominate that person or group for the honor of lighting the courthouse during the annual Christmas celebration downtown.
Nominations are currently being sought for the 2012 Shining Light, who will flip the switch that lights the historic courthouse on Nov. 15.
Past honorees include retired educators T.K. and Louise Adams; community activist Flemmie Pitts; former mayors of Covington; the Newton County Special Olympics Equestrian Team; and Alan Fowler, band director at Eastside High School.
Nominations require an essay of 500 words or less explaining, "Why I Am Nominating This Individual and/or Group." Nomination forms are available online at www.downtowncovington.org.
Nominations should include the name and contact information for those making the nomination and those being nominated. The deadline to submit is 5 p.m. Nov. 9. The winner will be selected and contacted on Nov. 12.
Nominations can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Main Street Covington, P.O. Box 1527 Covington, GA 30015.
The lighting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 15. For more information, contact Main Street Covington at 770-385-2077.