The 2014 Jackie Morales Distinguished Awards for Community Service will be presented during the Twelfth Annual Festival las Americas, Sunday, August 24th, at Sopris Park in Carbondale. The awards are given to four local individuals who exemplify the spirit and dedication Morales demonstrated toward the well-being and care of the Latino community. Her inspiration and tireless work during the past decade is personified in each recipient of the award. Morales’ motto, which she wanted every Latino to believe, was “Si, se puede!” (“Yes, you can!”). Morales was an inspiring leader of the first organization dedicated to assist Latinos, Asistencia para Latinos, from 1993 until her death in 2000 from a five-year battle with breast cancer. She was a heroine for her work and inspiration for Latina women fighting the disease. Nominations are being sought in the following categories: Student, Teacher, Volunteer and Business Person. Submit individual’s name, along with a brief description of how this person supports his/her community to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 2520 South Grand Avenue, Suite 110, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. Deadline for submission is August 16th.