25th annual Disability Awareness Awards to be held Oct. 9

People with disabilities who have made significant accomplishments within the past year, as well as individuals, businesses and organizations that have supported those who are disabled, will be honored at The Resource Center’s 25th annual Disability Awareness Awards Celebration.

The event will be held Oct. 9 in TRC’s Conference Center, 200 Dunham Ave. in Celoron. Hors d’oeuvres will be served beginning at 7 p.m., with the awards presentation beginning immediately afterward.

This year’s Selection Committee was composed of Karen Baglia from Time Warner Cable, Patty Eckwahl from Lutheran, Karla Platt from Quick Solutions, Victoria Trass Bardo from Filling the Gap Inc. and Nancy Ingram from The Resource Center.

After the nominations were considered, the following individuals and businesses were selected as the recipients of this year’s Disability Awareness Awards:

Advocate of the Year Josh Pietro

Allied Industries Customer of the Year Whirley Industries

Bruce Walford Community Service Award Brian Samuelson

Community Support Award Landers Men’s Store

Employer of the Year Premier Lakewood Inc.

Health Provider of the Year Dr. James Campion

Edwin W. Roth Mental Health Award Thaddeus Lund

Outstanding Achievement Courtney Spencer

Personal Success Christopher Cobready

Elmer J. Muench Volunteer of the Year Michelle Wood

Community Action Lou Raguse

NYSID Outstanding Performer Keith Gowan

The Disability Awareness Awards Celebration is being sponsored by The Resource Center, TRC Foundation and NYSID. Tickets are $15 each. Reservations are due by Oct. 1. You can register online at www.resourcecenter.org or mail a check made payable to “TRC Foundation, Inc.” to 92 Fairmount Ave., Jamestown, NY, 14701.

For more information, phone Bardo at 661-1477.