The Arc of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties Announces 2006 Award
Thirteen individuals, community service
groups and professionals who made a significant contribution in
the field of developmental disability awareness were honored on
Thursday, November 2 at The Arc of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties
Annual Awards Banquet and Fashion Show, held at the First
Presbyterian Church, Anniston.
recognition for their work this year were; Hardee’s of Anniston
employee Michelle Swain, Personal Achievement Award; the
Opportunity Center, Employer of the Year; Action Industries
Mary Jones, Administrator
of the Year Award; Calhoun County Department of Mental
Health/Mental Retardation case worker Ernestine Shelborne, the
Outstanding Service to Persons with a Disability Award; SAIL/ADRS/MIG
Coordinator Teresa Boullement, Professional of the Year Award;
Anniston Star editor and columnist Theresa Shadrix, Media Award;
Jacksonville High School Instructors Rickey Whaley, John Lyons and
Roland Houston, Educators of the Year; Arc Prevocational Trainer
Cathy Benton, MR Friendship Award; Judith Barton, The Arc Member
of the Year Award; and Arc Executive Director Joanne Pope, The Ms.
D Award – the highest honor Arc bestows. A Special Recognition
Award was presented to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School.
and Lora Chatmon served as emcees for the awards presentation.
Prior to the awards ceremony, Ohatchee High School Principal Robin
Kines served as emcee as 15 models with mental retardation and/or
other developmental delays took to the “runway” to model clothes
from Martin’s Department Store in Oxford.
models included Josie Millie Crawford-Toledo, Kylie Hardy,
Christian Hardy, Cameron Mendiola, Benjamin Cser, Chantal James,
Nicole Maddox, Xavier Austin, Harriet Chandler, Betty Crosson,
Stephanie Gladden, Marva Phillips, Stephanie Peacock, Bobby Brooks
and Michael Bishop.
Teresa Jackson, Mark Dugans, Melissa Akles, Kim Boone, Stephanie
Peacock, Brian Stevens, Sharlene Watkins and Faye Smith, under the
direction of Traci Cox, provided the entertainment. Arc Starz
Jimmy Walker, Anthony Hattock and Mark Dugans served as deejays.
Also at the
meeting, The Arc general membership elected Judith Barton, Sharon
Davis, Lolan Granger, Rose Munford, Kay Sewell, Geraldine and
Jerry York and Christy Vice to the Class of 2009 Board of
Directors and Jonathan Gorman and Traci Cox to fill unexpired
terms in the 2008 and 2007 classes respectively. The members also
chose the following individuals to fill the 2007 executive board
positions; Jerry York, President; Pat Kemp, Vice-President;
Christy Vice, Secretary and Ron Drury, Treasurer. Thomas Holmes,
Executive Director, The Arc of Alabama, installed the board
members and officers.
The Arc is a
non-profit United Way Agency that serves people with mental
retardation and other developmental disabilities.
CALHOUN COUNTY AREA COMMITTEE
ON EMPLOYMENT OF
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Avenue, Anniston, AL 36207
Area Governor’s Committee Presents Awards
Annual Greater Calhoun
County Area Committee on the Employment of Disabilities Awards
Luncheon was held
Wednesday, October 24, 2006 at
Jacksonville State University’s
Houston Cole Library. The banquet theme was “Americans with
Disabilities, Ready for the Global Workforce.”
Tonya Frankum welcomed the guests and opened the awards banquet.
awards were presented:
Employer of the Year Federal-Mogul
Employer of the Year Remodeler’s Outlet
Taylor Humanitarian of the Year
Educator of the Year Paulette Gibbs, Ranburne
Award MANNA Enterprises
Media Award Jon Holder, WGRW Grace
Outstanding Employee of the
Year Frank Mosely, Wellborn student working at
Food Outlet, Hwy 202
Award Janet Price, The Arc of Calhoun
and Cleburne Counties
Gloria Crider, chair of the banquet organizing committee,
announced that the Employee of the Year Award would be renamed in
memory of Pete Tomlin, one of the founding members of the Greater
Calhoun County Area Governor’s Committee on the Employment of
People with Disabilities. Tomlin, an 18-year employee with Cable
One, continued to raise the awareness of the success of people
with disabilities, despite facing large physical challenges
himself. The awards banquet was also dedicated in memory of
Tomlin, who passed away on September 26, 2006.
served as the meeting’s emcee. Committee Member Teresa Boullemet
presented the film Alabama Employees Ability, a short
documentary produced by the Alabama Medicaid Agency and the
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation. Teresa Holmes, Executive
Director of the Alabama Governor’s Committee on the Employment of
People with Disabilities, provided the closing comments for the
were given away to attendees. The staff of the Marriott Food
Service at Jacksonville State University served the meal.
information concerning this committee, please contact Gloria
Crider at 238-9300.