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Oklahoma City Habitat for Humanity volunteers win awards

by Helen Ford Wallace Published: November 23, 2010

Jerry Thomason, Jo Duncan, Ron and Suzan Graber were at the Volunteer Recognition Dinner. (Photo by David Faytinger).

Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity supporters were at the 17th annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The event recognized volunteers and donors involved with the affordable housing mission.

Ed Murray was master of ceremony and Kyle Dillingham and Elad Katz Trio provided entertainment. Sponsors were MidFirst Bank, The Aldridge Foundation and Sen. Jim Inhofe.

Carolyn Roberts presented Mike Hinchey with the 2010 Inspiration Award.

Awards were presented in these categories: Family Services, Construction, Project Coordination, Brush with Kindness, Renovation Station and Office.

Family Services awards were presented by Andy Morgan: Jim McKay, David Gentry, Lila Hoover, Adilia McManus, Linda and Bob O’hern, Chris Morgan, Dottie and Chuck, Gauntlett, Jeff Green,  Mary Horn,  Rachel Tillman, Denise Hawkins.

Construction Awards were presented by Dan Houston: Gary Wilson,Neil Simpanen, John Tompkins, Earl Rogers, Ed Root, John Canada, Richard Engle, John Earnhardt, Bill Young, Jack Smith, Jim Easter, Ron Skinner, Roger Stillwell, Marilyn Kraemer.

Project Coordination Awards were presented by Ron Graber: Louis Kastens, Thrivent Builds; Bill Shanahan, Chaparral Energy; McCay McComas, Devon Energy;  Tom Russell, Unity Build; Amanda Trihn, Riata Management; Carolyn Roberts, The Women Build; Paul Atkins, El Reno Build; Linda Boyce, Edmond Builds (Turning Point); Nichole Scribbner, Linn Energy, Kelli Hayward, OU Physicians.

Brush with Kindness Awards were presented by Bill Shanahan: Todd Firek, Jamie Crowe, Toni Page, Scott Raines,Jack Zupez  and Zi Harrison.

Renovation Station Awards: Sam Gann, Tom Sawyer and Bonnie Bennett and Office Award: Shauna Grumblatt. Both were presented by Shanahan.

by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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