Forty-eight nominations were announced this year. Ten people were chosen to receive the awards. The Heart of Gold award was given to: Maureen Hall, Hal Harting, Gladys Culver, Tracey Akers, Susan Manns, Phil Harden, Donna Morris, Dick Pelletier, Penny Shapiro and Doug Aden.
Aden was nominated for his efforts to help the needy though his volunteer work with the Syracuse Food Pantry.
Akers was nominated for her contributions to the Boomerang Backpack program, that ensures needy children have weekend meals.
Culver was nominated for efforts to serve others through the Senior Primelife Enrichment Center in North Webster.
Hall was nominated for her dedication to the children served by Lifeline Youth and Family Services.
Harden was nominated for his ministry to deaf children. He is director of the Indiana Deaf Camp.
Harting was nominated for his efforts to help people through Habitat for Humanity and The Beaman Home.
Manns was nominated for her efforts though the non-profit organization, Treasures for Troops, which she started, that sends cards and supplies to service men and women.
Morris was nominated for her many contributions to the Claypool community and to cancer patients.
Pelletier was nominated by many Syracuse residents for his volunteer efforts in the Syracuse community.
The final award was given to Shapiro, who was nominated for her volunteer work with Leesburg Elementary School PTO.