Nominations open for Kids Choice Awards

It Gets Better Fort Dodge and Beyond is now accepting nominations for the community’s most influential and supportive mentors.

The group encourages any child age 18 or under to participate and nominate their favorite teacher, counselor, pastor, neighbor, lunch lady or janitor.

The event will be at Fort Frenzy April 17 and nominations can be made by emailing them to or filling them out at the community boxes in Fort Dodge Schools, St. Edmond, Manson Northwest Webster, Southeast Valley and Fort Frenzy.

Nominations will also be accepted for the Community Caring Award and the Ohana Award. Ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten. In the past this award was given to the St. Edmond softball team who had a teammate that lost her battle to cancer. The whole team shaved their heads and bonded and accepted this award in her memory.

This will be a Dress to Impress event. Winners will receive a VIP ticket good for a free meal for themselves and a guest. At this time there is not a charge for this event but donations are being accepted.

There will be live entertainment throughout the night, hosted by Manson Northwest Webster art instructor Theo Clark accompanied by his assistants. It Gets Better Fort Dodge and Beyond also has a huge announcement to make that will be presented at the event.

IGBFD&Beyond ambassadors choose the winners for this feel-good event.