Salisbury Civitans looking for a hero; nomination deadline is Sept. 5

Published 12:00 pm Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Civitan Club of Salisbury is seeking nominations for its Ernest Curtis Hero Award.

The award is given annually to a Rowan County resident who has displayed heroism through an extraordinary, spontaneous act of bravery or courage, motivated by service to others.

If nominees are law enforcement officers, firefighters or others who work in occupations that expose them to heroic situations, their actions must be above and beyond their normal duties.

To submit a nomination, write a letter describing the individual and his deeds, but do not include the name in the letter. Attach a cover sheet with the letter that includes the nominee’s name, your name and contact information, including a phone number.

Nominations must be received by Sept. 5.

Nominations may be given to any Salisbury Civitan Club member; mailed to Hero Award, Civitan Club of Salisbury, 422 Mitchell Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144; or emailed to

The Hero Award will be presented Sept. 13.

Ernest Curtis, a longtime Salisbury Civitan Club member, was inspired to establish the Hero Award by the many heroic deeds of rescue workers and private individuals after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The award is intended to recognize ordinary people for extraordinary actions in service to others.