The 49th annual Distinguished Citizens Awards Banquet has been changed to Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Hermiston Community Center.

The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for man and woman of the year and the merit award, which was previously called the community service award. The nominations must be submitted by Friday, Dec. 21. The form is available at Other organizations will be announcing nomination deadlines for other awards.

Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased from the chamber or its website. For more information, contact 541-567-6151, kelly@hermistonchamber or stop by the chamber office at 1055 S. Highway 395, Suite 111.

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