In the past few years, the Warren County Hall of Fame has inducted some of the most amazing people from the county into its elite club. While some may be somewhat considered “household names,” others are just folks who have gone an extra yard to make things better for those around them. That’s the beauty of the Warren County Hall of Fame. Persons don’t have to hit 500 homers or throw 500 touchdowns, or win two Emmy awards to be eligible. Making a difference is all that matters.
The committee seeks anyone who is Hall of Fame caliber to be nominated for the Class of 2016.
What started as a simple idea has truly become a go-to event, and a prestigious honor, for many. The Hall of Fame dinner has been a sellout the past three years as folks come out to support the County’s best.
The Warren County Hall of Fame honors individuals from a variety of backgrounds who have made Warren County proud. Individuals from all walks of life have already been inducted into the Hall of Fame, from sports to business. In all, more than 30 people have been inducted since the start of the Hall in 2010. This year’s Hall of Fame Dinner, scheduled for October at Hawk Pointe Golf Club, will be the seventh annual.
The establishment of the Warren County Hall of Fame, sponsored by the WCCC Foundation, creates a forum for honoring Warren County’s finest in the following fields. Nominees must either live or have lived in Warren County or serve Warren County. Nominees should be living. The various Hall of Fame categories for consideration, although not limited to, include:
Public service: a community volunteer, elected official who has truly made a difference in the lives of Warren County residents; business person who has gone beyond the call of duty to give of himself as a volunteer or contributor to a cause, etc.
Business, either a business person or a business that has made an impact on Warren County life.
Education: an elementary or secondary school educator whose efforts have positively impacted youngsters in one way or another; does not have to be based on long-term service, could be a “younger” educator who has designed a program with lasting effects.
Sports: athlete, coach, sports administrator having an impact in Warren County or elsewhere.
Arts and entertainment: music, theater, dance, radio, television, fine art, etc. in Warren County or elsewhere.
Military service: active or veteran who has impacted other active or veteran soldiers with deeds “beyond the call of duty.”
Special recognition: someone who has contributed to the greater fabric of Warren County who does not necessarily fill any of the fields of consideration.
Nominations should be made by May 10.
The establishment of the Warren County Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Warren County Community College Foundation, creates a forum for honoring Warren County’s finest in an array of fields. The Hall of Fame itself is set up at Warren County Community College, where the public is invited to see it. For further information on how to nominate someone, visit www.wcccfoundation.org; call 908-835-2334; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.