Exceptional individuals recognized
Light of Hope Awards presented
Some excel at work while others volunteer their time. In all that they do, the recipients of the Light of Hope Award have one thing in common?they go above and beyond what is expected to become extraordinary.
The Light of Hope Awards are presented by the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program as a way to recognize the contributions of members of the community who promote the well-being of children with their work and time.
“There is no better time than April, National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month, to celebrate and honor people who go out of their way to be the difference in a child’s life,” explains Janet Walden, Executive Director of CASA of Forsyth County, Inc.. “CASA advocates for children in our county who have been abused and neglected. We see firsthand, daily, what a difference one caring person can make in the life of a child.”
Light of Hope awards were presented to: Chris Adams, Kathy Bain, Jennifer Cardenas, Kim Coggins, Onalee Flynn, Paula Malmfeldt, Ali Margelli, Shelly Otis, Christine Roberts, Rebecca Rusk and Greg Whitt.
Bill and Jane Fullam were honored as CASA Volunteers of the year. Building on the legacy of the Everett Bennett Family, The Everett Bennett Community Partner Award was presented to Chris and Mary Albano from Stars and Strikes Entertainment Centers, a business that has supported CASA both financially and personally.
Light of Hope recipients are nominated by parents, teachers, colleagues, directors and those who see firsthand the difference that each individual makes in the lives of so many. Nominations for the 2013 Light of Hope Awards will be accepted beginning January 2013. Details will be available at www.forsythcountycasa.org.
“This event allows us to recognize some of the many people who truly make a difference in the lives of children in our community,” stated Walden.