The General Zaragoza Society of Goliad is celebrating its 75th anniversary as a public service organization and an advocate of education and community service.
The organization is one of Goliad's largest donors of student scholarships and is a continuous donor to community projects.
For many years, the organization has promoted the Annual Cinco de Mayo celebration in honor of General Ignacio Zaragoza, who was born in what is now Goliad County's la Bahia Del Esperitu Santo.
The organization wants to recognize people who have been outstanding contributors to our 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 1st Responder- Which includes Law Enforcement, EMS and Fire Department, Education, Community Service and Outstanding Youth, a new category.
Each award will have its own criteria and be judged by a panel of independent judges.
The General Zaragoza Society will recognize the outstanding finalist leaders at a banquet type celebration at the Goliad Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. on November 23, 2019.
Nominating groups or people are asked to present a two to three page, single - spaced outline with the nominee's resume and reason for their nomination. A nominee is eligible for one category only. All judging decisions are final with finalists receiving the coveted General Zaragoza Medallion at the designated banquet. Deadline for the nominations is November 8, 2019.
Although not the main purpose of the ZECA Awards, the organization also has an auction during the event. We are requesting donations of items to be sold in a silent auction. We will also accept monetary donations that would be used to buy auction items.
For more information about the banquet and information about donations, call Sherry E. Garcia at 361-564-5727
Call/e-mail nominations or questions to Hernan Jaso (361)-665-6961 firstname.lastname@example.org.