Nominations for Athena-Grease Goddess

By  | August 10, 2017 | Filed under: News

: In back Kennedy Brown and Melanie Newton. Middle row Holly Hollman, Mayor Ronnie Marks, Jan Matthews and Leah Beth McNutt. Front is Lacy Beth McMunn.

ATHENS-It’s that time of the year again in Athens….Athens Alabama that is.

 Nomination for the 2017 Athena-Grease Goddess. Nominations should be for a lady in Limestone County who enhances Athens with her volunteer efforts. Past winners are: Helen Carter, Maria Taylor and Marlene Isom.
The lady may be a high school student who has done exceptional volunteer work, a retiree who works with youth, the arts, etc., a teacher who goes above and beyond, a business owner who finds ways to give back, etc.
Nominations are due by Aug. 21. Our top Athens Grease Festival sponsor, Regions Bank, will review the nominations and choose the winner. You can email forms back to me or mail them.

Athena – Grease Goddess

In back Mayor Ronnie Marks, Councilman Frank Travis and Lynne Hart. Middle row County Commission Chairman Mark Yarbrough, Lacy Beth McMunn and Holly Hollman. Front is Leah Beth McNutt and Melanie Newton.

2017 Nomination Form

Organizers of the Athens Grease Festival are searching for a woman to serve as Athena – Grease Goddess for the Sept. 30, 2017, Athens Grease Festival. This woman will receive a toga, torch and recognition during the festival and lead the opening ceremonies.


The mythical Athena was known as a wise Greek goddess who loved and protected the City of Athens, could be a warrior, and had a creative side and interest in the arts, crafts, and agriculture. Likewise, our Athena – Grease Goddess should demonstrate similar qualities through her willingness to give back to the city. She must be a Limestone County resident who works to improve the city. This could be through volunteering with non-profits, with the arts, with youth, on a city board, or through environmental efforts. She can earn extra points for being known as a good cook. If you know of a woman who should serve as our Athena – Grease Goddess, please answer the following questions:

Your contact information






The name of the person you are nominating:

Her Address:

Her Email:

Her Phone


Briefly explain why you are nominating her:




What non-profit or city boards does she serve on (list all you know. Use additional sheets if needed).







Other than boards, what other volunteer opportunities does she participate in that benefit Athens?









What other traits would make her a good representative of Athens?







In your opinion, what is her best fried dish? (if she has one):


Please mail this form to Holly Hollman, P.O. Box 1089, Athens, AL 35612. Forms must be received by Aug. 21, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. The festival’s major sponsor will choose the winner, who will be announced prior to the festival.

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