Families and Friends holds banquet, presents awards

Family and friends developmentally disabled

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled presented several awards following the annual Thanksgiving meal for clients, family members, and others.

Hodge Presbyterian Church of Trenton and Pastor Steve Merrin were honored for hosting the meal and awards ceremony for the fifth consecutive year.

Many persons were recognized for participation in at least one activity during the year. Executive Director Sam Day honored several citizens who volunteered their time and supervised the developmentally disabled who attended the educational / vocational events.

Recognized as the number one volunteer at the Royals baseball game in April was Denise Thomas. For the fishing event at the Barton farm campus in June, Kurtis Brewer received a number one fisherman gift, Jerri Hoselton was presented a gift as number one volunteer and Conservations’ Scott Roy was recognized for his support.

For the Chillicothe Mudcats baseball game played in Trenton in July, Jeff Jackson received a gift as number one volunteer. The group visited Shatto Dairy near Osborn in September. The top volunteer award went to Judie Leininger.

Recognized for providing publicity were KTTN Radio and Republican Times newspaper.

Developmentally disabled persons also participated in cooking classes led by representatives of several churches. Awards went to Wesley United Methodist, First Baptist, Liberty Baptist, and the Immanuel Lutheran church.