Nominations for the Wilton Distinguished Citizen Awards are now open. The awards, sponsored by the Wilton Family YMCA, a branch of the Riverbrook Regional YMCA,  will be made at the Wilton Farm to Table Community Celebration on May 22 at Millstone Farm. Anyone in the community may submit a candidate.

The Distinguished Citizen Awards have been made since 1986, and to date 81 individuals, organizations and businesses have received the award. The criteria for the Distinguished Citizen Award is a person, civic group or business who has made a significant difference in Wilton’s quality of life by giving exemplary and longstanding volunteer service to the community.

The community celebration is the Y’s annual benefit, and funds raised during the event support the Y’s mission to be open and accessible to all, so that everyone has an opportunity to participate in Y membership, programs, services and social activities, regardless of financial situation or ability. The Y awards $500,000 annually for financial assistance and community outreach programs so children can attend summer day camp, senior citizens can participate in water exercise, adults can rehabilitate from an accident or chronic illness, and families can spend quality swimming together at the Y.

Information and nomination forms may be obtained by contacting Christene Freedman at 762-8384 ext. 279 or cfreedman@riverbrookymca.org. The submission deadline is March 11.