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Readers have until Friday, May 3 to vote for the person they believe should receive the Charles D. Lemmond Jr. Community Spirit Award.

The award, established by The Dallas Post, has been named in memory of the late senator who passed away in 2012.

It honors those who endeavor to improve the lives of Back Mountain residents through outstanding community service, public service or philanthrophy and embody Senator Lemmond’s commitment to doing the right thing, in the right way, for the right reason.

Charles D. Lemmond Jr. called the Back Mountain home for more than 50 years. Through his constant and active involvement in a wide range of community groups, he touched many lives, gave a sense of direction and responsibility to numerous improvement projects and served as an inspiration to countless individuals.

As a soldier, solicitor, prosecutor, judge and legislator, Lemmond demonstrated a strong devotion to civic duty. His 21 years as a well-respected state Senator were marked by his standard of integruity, his pursuit of justice and his desire to do what was right for the people and the community he served.

A ballot appears in today’s paper. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3. An announcement of the winner will be made in a future edition of The Dallas Post and an award reception will be held Tuesday, June 4 at Lemmond Theater on the campus of Misericordia University.

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