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Unsung Heroes Honored at Valley Legacy Awards

CANFIELD, Ohio- Unsung heroes in the Mahoning Valley got the recognition they deserve Thursday.

A record 29 local residents were nominated for this year's Valley Legacy Awards.  Our own Leslie Barrett emceed the event honoring seniors and advocates of seniors for their community service.

"A lot of the people in the room have done so much for so many and really have not asked anything for it and it's just our way of helping to sponsor that thank you that they probably have deserved thousands of times," said Don Kacmar, Executive Director of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services Inc. which sponsored the event.

Diana Bauman, Carol Bigelow, George Grim, James E. Herriman, and Beverly Poidmore Pariza received the Oustanding Senior Award.

Dr. Charles Wilkins is this year's Outstanding Advocate for Seniors Award recipient.

"While six will take home an award, all of the nominees, by virtue of their selfless dedication, are winners," said George Hays, Valley Legacy Advisory Board Co-Chair.

The nominees are educators, community volunteers, veterans, business people and physicians

2012 Outstanding Senior Award Nominees:

Diana Bauman
Lock P. Beachum, Sr.
Carol Bigelow
Ron Borngesser
Linda & Marlene
Shirley Combs
Ronald & Dodie George
Anne Grhim
George Grim
Ruth Jean Hawkins
James E. Herriman
Shirley & William Kohuth
Marian Lipp

Penny Lippiatt
Donald J. Marsco
Henry Nemenz
Jean Parke
Beverly Poidmore Pariza
Anne Schweinfurth
Vincent E. Schuyler
SaritaTate
Ruth Telford
Lana VanAuker
Sally Wehmer
John Wolboldt

 

2012 Outstanding Advocate for Seniors Award Nominees:

Thomas E. Albani, Jr., MD
Becky Borman
David Mirkin
Vincent E. Schuyler
Sarita Tate
Charles Wilkins, MD

 

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