Plans are currently underway to celebrate the annual “No Guff Week” throughout Falmouth. 2021 marks the 20th year of this Falmouth tradition, a time to celebrate themes of respect and kindness. This year, No Guff Week will be celebrated April 12-16, 2021. The timing for this year’s event coincides with the very first No Guff Day, created by a group of students and staff members at Falmouth High School. Expanded to include all schools and eventually the entire community, No Guff has grown into a week-long event, with many opportunities for involvement. No Guff Week encourages community members to find ways to celebrate respect, community, and diversity. In 2014, the No Guff Community Spirit Award was created to recognize an adult member of the community who epitomizes the No Guff spirit throughout the year. The No Guff Community Spirit Award committee is now seeking nominations for the 2021 award. Criteria for eligible individuals are as follows: - Consistently displays a positive attitude - Avoids talking negatively about others - Practices random acts of kindness - Offers kind words or lends a hand to others To be eligible, nominees must be a resident of Falmouth. Employees and students of Falmouth Public Schools are NOT eligible (awards are given within the district). Nominations can be completed online, by submitting a nomination form at http://www.falmouthvips.org/no-guff-week.html. Nominations may also be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include: your name and contact information (phone, email), the name of the nominee and his/her contact information, a brief description about the person and why you feel they meet the criteria. Specific examples or anecdotes are especially helpful for the selection committee. Submissions are due April 2nd. Past recipients of the No Guff Community Spirit Award are Samantha Pearsall Mueller (2014), Craig D’Amario (2015), Jennifer Connors (2016), Annie Hart Cool (2017), Laura Peterson (2018), Darlene Braga (2019), and Susan Negri (2020).