By Beth Mlady

The North Ridgeville Corn Festival Committee seeks nominations for the annual Golden Kernel award, which is presented to North Ridgeville residents who have improved the community and made it a better place to live.

Nominations will be reviewed by the committee, and winners will be announced at the Corn Festival’s opening ceremonies Aug. 13. Past winners and an online application may be found at

To nominate an individual by mail, send the person’s name and an explanation of why he or she should receive the award, along with the nominator’s contact information, to Golden Kernel Award, North Ridgeville Corn Festival Committee, P.O. Box 39103, North Ridgeville 44039.

Nominations are due by July 18.

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