Ability Awareness Awards celebration is Nov. 15

The achievements of people with disabilities and the efforts of those who support them will be showcased when The Resource Center holds its 34th Ability Awareness Awards Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

The event will be at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel, 10 Dunham Ave. in Celoron, starting at 11:30 a.m. The awards recognize people with disabilities who have made significant accomplishments, as well as area residents and businesses that have improved the lives of people with disabilities. This year’s award recipients are:

¯ Advocate of the Year – Vicky Lynn Johnson.

¯ Business/Employer of the Year – Mazza Chautauqua Cellars and Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing.

¯ Community Partnership Award – Gebbie Foundation

¯ Bruce Walford Community Service Award – John Felton

¯ Health Provider of the Year – Rosanna Hatfield

¯ Edwin Roth Mental Health Award – Michael Trusso

¯ Outstanding Achievement Award – Josh Hart

¯ Personal Success Award – Justin Moreland

¯ Elmer Muench Volunteer of the Year – Kaiso Rugg

In addition, Victor Karas will receive an award for being honored by New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. NYSID selected Karas for recognition through its annual William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award Program.


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