Greater Lafayette Senior Fair Committee seeks nominations for Spirit of Jane Award

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Greater Lafayette Senior Fair Committee is asking for nominations for the 3rd annual “Spirit of Jane Award”, to be awarded this fall at the Greater Lafayette Senior Fair on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

The award honors Jane L. Shuck, who lost her battle with lung cancer in 2009.  She was a founding member of the Greater Lafayette Senior Fair and a long-time employee at Rosewalk Commons in Lafayette.  She had an amazing zest for life and people, and took her caring, fun-loving spirit out into the community to advocate and plan many great activities for the senior population.

The winner will receive a plaque and $50 restaurant gift certificate…to celebrate the honor just as Jane would have done… she loved to eat out! 

The Greater Lafayette Senior Fair Committee is looking for an individual who meets the following criteria:

  • Age 55 by October 1, 2011
  • Passionate about life and people
  • Always interested in others well-being; looking for ways to help family, friends & neighbors
  • Positive attitude – ability to bring joy to others
  • Volunteer-oriented (Community Involvement)

The deadline for nominations is September 16, 2011.

One-page summary nominations highlighting the criteria above should be mailed to:

Greater Lafayette Senior Fair
P.O. Box 4533
Lafayette, IN 47903-4533  

For more information, contact Anita Bowen at Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs at (765)447-7683/(800)382-7556 or

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