General Zaragoza Society accepting nominations for service awards

Sept. 21, 2013 at 4:21 a.m.

The General Zaragoza Society of Goliad is celebrating its 69th anniversary as a public service organization and an advocate of education and community service.

For this purpose, the organization is presenting the second annual Zaragoza Educational and Community Awards Banquet.

The organization will recognize people who have been outstanding contributors to the region and communities. The General Zaragoza Society is accepting nominations from local organizations such as chambers of commerce, Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs, school districts, cities, counties, civic clubs and individuals who wish to recognize outstanding people in the categories of law enforcement, education, humanitarianism and citizenship/community service.

Each award will have its own criteria and be judged by a panel of independent judges.

The Society will recognize and honor the finalists at a banquet celebration at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Goliad Auditorium.

Nominating groups or people are asked to present a two- to three-page, single-spaced outline with the nominee's resume and reason for nomination. A nominee is eligible for one category only. All finalists will receive the General Zaragoza Medallion.

For more information about the banquet, call Hernan Jaso at 361-655-6961 or email nominations or questions to

Corporate table or sponsor information for the banquet can be obtained by calling Edward Garcia at 361-645-8364 or Sherry Edison Garcia at 361-564-5727.

The deadline for nominations is Oct. 19.



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