The Belton Area Museum Association and the City of Belton are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the newly created Belton Hall of Fame.
“The purpose of the Belton Hall of Fame is to recognize people throughout the history of our wonderful city who have made significant contributions to the civic, educational, athletic, economic, charitable, and cultural landscape of our city,” said Mayor Eleanor Dorn.
Nominations are being sought now in three categories: historic (1850 – 1950), deceased (1900 – present), and living (1925 – present).
Three inductees will be chosen by a committee of 6 people representing the different areas of achievement who will volunteer their time to read through the applications.
A recognition plaque will be placed in each inductee’s honor at the City Hall and the announcement and recognition of the inductees will be made at the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, held this year on December 4, 2021, at 5:00 PM.
“Last year’s inductees were people who had a significant influence on the city,” said Administrator Alan Sims. “The applications were so strong in this first batch of nominations, we chose 6 recipients last year. They were Dr. George Reece Brown, Nathan Coward, Blair Fluffy Rice, Jean Crawford Martin, Dave McKee, and Red Lawson.”
“If any person was nominated last year and would like to have that nomination be considered again this year, please submit a new nomination form,” said Alison Darby, BAMA Educational Coordinator.
Nomination forms can be found on the City of Belton’s website and Facebook page and the Belton Area Museum Association’s website and Facebook page.
Nominations are due this year by Friday, Nov. 5. Drop off point is located at the City Hall.