Angels of Christmas nomination deadline extended


November 29th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Megan Roberts reports the deadline to nominate someone for the annual Angels of Christmas awards has been extended until December 2nd. Each year, the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce and Stifel Nicolaus sponsor the awards to give thanks and recognize area residents who symbolize the true meaning of the season.

Roberts says the awards are given for a number of reasons:  Angels may give in the true Christmas spirit all year long, put others before self, are very generous, or are just madly in love with the holidays and show it in some way. Roberts said. “We usually have multiple nominations for recipients because there are so many out there who have been affected by the recipient’s holiday spirit.”

Nominations are submitted in writing to the Chamber by the first Friday in December, from which two are designated as Angels of Christmas. The honor is bestowed during the Christmas in Atlantic Holiday Concert, this year being held on December 10th at 7 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Atlantic. Angels of Christmas receive AtlantiCash and an angel figurine in appreciation for their positive attitude of giving.

Examples of past recipients include Dr. Keith Swanson, Eleanor Hoover, Bart & Bev Webb, and the Caring for Cole Club. To nominate an Angel, submit a brief essay by December 2nd, to the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce at 102 Chestnut Street in person, through the mail, or by e-mail to