Nominations for 2018 Flash Family Inspirational Award due by June 22nd

June 4, 2018 | by Julia Hess

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Flash Family Inspirational Award (FFIA), which honors a Mercer Island senior adult (55 and older) who exemplified the spirit of good sportsmanship or community leadership, and who possesses an optimistic attitude and friendly demeanor while acting as a role model to others. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 22nd.

The City invites all residents to nominate a citizen whom they believe should be recognized for embodying the spirit of this award. As Phil Flash once said, this award should be given to a community member who “Keeps busy, exercises, eats healthy food, never, ever sweats the small stuff, and always stays positive.” Phil Flash passed away in April 2015.

The winning recipient of the FFIA is honored by riding as a “Hometown Hero” in the Summer Celebration Parade on Saturday, July 14th. The recipient also receives a gift that enhances his or her interests, and their name is added to the perpetual FFIA plaque, which hangs inside the Mercer Island Community & Event Center.

Nomination forms are available online or in person at the Community Center or the MI Youth & Family Services office in Luther Burbank Park. You can request forms to be mailed by calling (206) 275-7754.
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