Residential Provider Awards Day on October 20, 2011 was an exciting and fun event. Over 100 people, providers and individuals were in attendance, and staff as well. Every residential provider present, whether agency or independent, received a “Certificate of Appreciation” for all their hard work, acknowledging that we could not meet the needs of our individuals through the County Board without their help and dedication. Thirty-three independent or agency residential providers received our “specialty awards”: Sherry Bail, Genie Leal, Denis Barber, Johamar DeJesus, Mary Antonetz, Sue Buck, Rebecca Wemer, Thomas Linn, Amanda Decker, Matt Davis, Chad Hemsworth, Greg Brown, Jacqueline Crites, Margaret Payne, Julie Davis, Michael Deck, Amanda Patrick, Estavan Vasque, Darrick Quinn, Jordan Salyers, Christine Stumbo, Lynne Friihauf, Amanda Whitlatch, Terry Collins, Jennifer Bauer, Kelly Dresher, Clayton Ray, Russ Ellis, Roseanne Reeves, Zachary Patrick, Tyler Patrick, Michelle Scarbough, and Carla Perry. The “Rookie of the Year” award went to a committed team from Hearts of Hope Institute: Zachary Patrick, Tyler Patrick and Michelle Scarbough, while the Residential “Provider of the Year” award went to Carla Perry from Havar, Inc. Other Residential agencies were recipients of several awards: Sechkar Group, Buckeye Community Services, and RHDD. Independent providers were not left out of awards and prizes, as well.
Several companies donated toward the event and should be recognized for their support of the County Board: Graham’s Gemmy Gifts; Rachel Gifts for People and Pets; Loretta’s Consulting, LLC; uptown Wendy’s; Brennan’s; Bargain Billy’s; WG Grinders; Kiser’s BBQ; Subway-The Plains; Taco Bell-East State; Valero City Limits; Larry’s Dawg House; Heiners Bread; Jimmy Johns’; Alvis Auto Repair; Quiznos; Precision Imprints; New-To-You; Pepsi Bottling Company; Holiday Inn Express; Foodland-The Plains; Bagel Street Deli; China King Buffet; Dairy Queen-Columbus Road; Sonic-Stimson; Buckley Brothers-The Plains; Dr. Carey at Chiropractic and Associates; Johnson’s Upholstery; Athens Recreation Center; and, Regis Hair Salon-uptown Athens.
And if all that wasn’t exciting enough!……the SSA Department wants to welcome a new person that needs no recognition to the County Board for all her outstanding work and dedication toward the individuals we serve……..a great big welcome to Barb North-Moss as the newest Service and Support Specialist! We look forward to working with you in the years ahead!