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Senior of the Year Silver nominees sought

4/4/2014, 5:04 a.m.

— DeKalb residents have until April 11 to nominate an outstanding senior in their church, organization or community for the Theresa Walker Senior of the Year Silver Awards.

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Theresa Walker

The nonprofit DeKalb for Seniors Inc., which is the fundraising and advocacy arm for the Lou Walker Senior Center, is hosting the May 3 gala at the senior center in Lithonia.

Ten seniors from across DeKalb will be honored at the luncheon based on the following criteria:

-- Is a resident of DeKalb County and has good moral and ethical values.

-- Demonstrates a high level of social consciousness by actively responding to community needs.

-- Has achieved personal and professional success and recognition.

-- Be at least 65 years of age.

The annual event, which begins at noon, has been renamed to honor the late widow of Lou Walker and board member of DeKalb for Seniors Inc.

Theresa Walker died last October. She was one of the organizers of the DeKalb Senior of the Year.

Radio gospel giant Larry Tinsley, host of V-103/WAOK Sunday Morning Praise, will serve as master of ceremonies for the luncheon.

Tickets are $30 each. A table for eight is $240. Seating is limited. Proceeds benefit the Lou Walker Senior Center, which is at 2538 Panola Road.

Corporate, business and individual sponsor and ad opportunities are available by contacting Donna Dees at silvergala2014@gmail.com or 678-982-9805.