County disabilities panel recognizes advocatesThe Howard...

Community Notes

November 29, 1998

County disabilities panel recognizes advocates

The Howard County Commission on Disabilities Issues presented its 1998 awards, recognizing individuals and organizations that have worked to enhance life of the disabled.

The Access award was presented to Drew Sandberg of Colosseum Gym and Fitness.

The Employer of the Year award was given to Jo-Ann ETC (Experience the Creativity), a fabric and craft chain that opened a store in the Columbia Crossing shopping center.

The company's representatives met with local agencies and organizations to discuss labor needs -- including employment of individuals with disabilities.

Charles Heron, a social worker, won the Service Provider award.

The Ralph Malloy Advocacy award was presented to Arthur Gold for his efforts to win funding for state initiatives for individuals with disabilities.

Harper's Choice and Dunloggin Middle Schools won Youth in Community Service awards.

The Individual award was won by Kimberly Randall, and the Community Partnership award was presented to Peter Beck and Bill Thies for their golf clinic and tournament for the disabled at Timbers at Troy golf course in Elkridge.

Pub date: 11/29/98

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