The achievements of people with disabilities and the efforts of those who support them will be showcased when The Resource Center holds its 30th annual Disability Awareness and Recognition Awards Celebration on Tuesday, October 30.
The event will be held at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 30 Lake Shore Drive East in Dunkirk. A social hour featuring light refreshments will begin at 5:00 p.m., with the awards program starting at 6:00.
This year’s award recipients are:
Advocate of the Year
Mary Hayes of Dunkirk
Community Partnership Award
Raymour & Flanigan in West Ellicott
Bruce Walford Community Service Award
Amanda Martinelli and Christopher Decker of Jamestown
Edwin R. Roth Mental Health Award
Paul Hurley of Dunkirk
Health Provider of the Year
UPMC Chautauqua phlebotomy lab in Jamestown
Lifetime Achievement Award
William and Donna Haenggi of Lakewood
Personal Success Award
Brenda Martinez of Jamestown
Outstanding Achievement Award
Mallory Wojcinski of Dunkirk
Elmer J. Muench Volunteer of the Year
Alan and Sharon Richards of West Ellicott
Special Event Volunteer of the Year
Marcos Figueroa of Jamestown
In addition, Andrew Speer of Lakewood will receive an award for being honored by New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. NYSID selected Speer for recognition through its annual William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award Program.
Members of The Resource Center, people with disabilities, TRC staff and volunteers, and the general public are invited to attend the Disability Awareness Awards Celebration. A sign language interpreter will be on hand.
The event is being sponsored by The Resource Center and NYSID. The cost to attend is $25. Appetizers and desserts will be served. Reservations are due by Tuesday, October 16. Click here to make an online reservation. For more information, phone 661-1477 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to make a donation in honor of one of the award recipients.