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Working to Empower People for Advancement Center (WEPA), SARCC of Lebanon and La Voz Latina Central are looking for nominations to select a total of five winners for the 2021 Grandmother of the Year award. One winner will be selected from each of the following counties: Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York. All winners must be current residents of the counties listed above.

In 250 words or less, please tell us why your grandmother deserves to win. The winners selected will each receive an award and a gift card valued at $200! Winning grandmothers will be notified in August 2021 and invited to attend a virtual Zoom celebration to be held on Grandparents Day, Sunday, September 12 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. The link for the virtual event will be posted on the website. Entries can be mailed to WEPA Empowerment Center P.O Box 112 Myerstown, PA 17067 or sent via email to wepacenter@

“Our goal with the Grandmother of the Year award is to recognize the valuable resource grandparents, in general, are to families. They have so many stories and experiences from their own lives to share and also offer a link to a child’s cultural heritage and family history. My family’s grandmothers were very important in our personal successes” said WEPA founder Rafael Torres.

WEPA Empowerment Center Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to be established in the city of Lebanon and will work in collaboration with regional community partners and businesses in order to address barriers experienced by families on a daily basis.