You have just eight days to nominate an Andover resident for a “Citizens Who Care” award.

The Andover Rotary Club established its Citizens Who Care and Educator awards in 1996 and will honor this year’s nominees at a gala in May. Rotary’s Citizens Who Care & Educator of the Year is Andover’s longest running program honoring outstanding community volunteers.

The event, which raises money for grants Rotary awards to local nonprofits, honors people who have contributed to the community through “extraordinary volunteer contributions. Those chosen exemplify what it means to be an ‘unsung hero’,” Andover Rotary said in a news release.

The club is accepting nominations online for the ten award recipients through the Jan. 15 deadline. Nominations can be sent to One award is reserved for a student at an Andover Public School. Send questions regarding Educator and Student of the year nominations to

The club typically receives about 50 nominations each year. Nominees must live, work, or volunteer in Andover. The awards will be presented at the gala on May 9 at the Andover Country Club.

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