Nominations now open for 2017 Ray Crenshaw Awards

Jason Addy
York Dispatch

For the next three weeks, York City residents can nominate their favorite coaches, teachers, barbers, stores, singers and more for the 2017 Ray Crenshaw Neighborhood Awards.

Nominations will be accepted by York City officials until Sept. 10. Nominating forms can be found and completed on the city’s website.

York City Fire Chief David Michaels shows off his department's 2016 Ray Crenshaw Neighborhood Award for Best Service Professional at last year's awards ceremony on Nov. 5. Nominations are now open for the 2017 awards ceremony.

The Ray Crenshaw Neighborhood Awards will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Voni Grimes Gym,  at 125 E. College Ave. Tickets for the semi-formal event are $40 per person. Reservations can be made with Deb Busch in York City Mayor Kim Bracey's office. 

The Ray Crenshaw Neighborhood Awards are given out to honor Crenshaw’s “legacy of service and dedication” to York City, and the awards ceremony will celebrate community members, businesses and organizations that have contributed to the city’s “lively, robust and diverse” community, according to a news release.

“It is humbling to honor the selfless and admirable acts of Mr. Ray Crenshaw and the impact that he has made in our community, while also recognizing several cornerstone businesses, organizations and individuals that have made our community great,” Bracey said in the release.

Nominations are being accepted for awards in the following categories: 

  • Best School Teacher
  • Best Service Professional (Police/Fire/Sheriff/Ambulance)
  • Best Photographer
  • Best Church Choir
  • Best Sports Coach
  • Best Female Youth Athlete 
  • Best Male Youth Athlete
  • Best Youth Program
  • Best Singer
  • Best Rap/Hip Hop
  • Best Poet
  • Best Restaurant
  • Best Latin/Spanish Restaurant
  • Best Coffee Shop
  • Best Barbershop
  • Best Hair Salon
  • Best Nail Salon
  • Best Beauty Supply Store
  • Best Apparel Store
  • Best Corner Store