TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Human Rights Commission will accept nominations for the annual Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award to recognize an individual who discourages discriminatory practices and exemplifies the ideals of mutual understanding and respect among all people.

The award honors Sara Hardy for her contributions to the community and her role in establishing the Human Rights Commission more than 30 years ago. To nominate a person submit a letter that includes: the nominee's name, address and telephone number; the humanitarian activities in which they are involved, and the reasons for nominating the individual. The nominator also should include their name and phone number in the letter .

The nomination deadline is Feb. 2. Send nominations to the Traverse City Human Rights Commission, 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, Michigan 49684, or fax to the Human Rights Commission at 922-4476.

For more information contact Lee Hornberger at or Jamie Caroffino at

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