Cook County has many who inspire others to "Move It!"

During the month of May, nominations were sought for the Move It! award. The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, the Cook County Senior Center and the Cook County News-Herald joined forces to get community members thinking about the people that inspire others to move. The response was great, with some very motivating stories shared.

The nominees selected as winners received a $40 gift certificate to a local business. The person who nominated them is also a winner, receiving a $20 gift certificate.

Selected from the entries to receive prizes in the youth category was Rusty Day, nominated by his friend Ben Hackett. Ben’s nomination explained that he nominated Rusty because “He is very active and runs a lot and plays other sports. And he is very nice and is my best friend.”

In the adult category, the winner was Yvonne Mills, who received kudos from Deb Benedict. In the senior’s category, Gene Glader was nominated by Frankie Jarchow. The Cook County News-Herald will will share more about those Move It! nominations in upcoming issues.

The Move It! award judges were incredibly impressed by the number of determined people in our community and the enthusiastic nominations submitted. There were 21 nominations—some individuals, some couples and some families! All of them were so touching or funny or inspiring, the judges decided we should share the names of everyone who was nominated along with a little bit of information from the nomination form.

Congratulations to all of the nominees for making all of us want to get moving!