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  • Resource Center to present Disability Awareness Awards

    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 vicky.bardo@resourcecenter.org.

    Click here to make a donation in honor of one of the award recipients.

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