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  • Joshua Morrison/News
  • Joshua Morrison/News
  • Joshua Morrison/News
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Joshua Morrison/News On Tuesday, several were honored for their work and contributions to Knox County Developmental Disabilities in a luncheon at Foster Hall inside Ariel Arena in Mount Vernon. Award winners include, front row, from left, Lee Ann Snyder, Distinguished Service; Cherish Bell and Melissa LaFevre, Support Professionals; and back row, Youth Advocate of the Year Zachary Hull; and James Aurand and Josh Harlan for Individual Achievement. Not pictured are Katie and Nick Fiorilli with Crossfit 1808 as Volunteer of Year and the Knox County Health Department, Partner of the Year.

Joshua Morrison/Mount Vernon News

On Tuesday, several were honored for their work and contributions to Knox County Developmental Disabilities in a luncheon at Foster Hall inside Ariel Arena in Mount Vernon. Award winners include, front row, from left, Lee Ann Snyder, Distinguished Service; Cherish Bell and Melissa LaFevre, Support Professionals; and back row, Youth Advocate of the Year Zachary Hull; and James Aurand and Josh Harlan for Individual Achievement. Not pictured are Katie and Nick Fiorilli with Crossfit 1808 as Volunteer of Year and the Knox County Health Department, Partner of the Year.

 

 

MOUNT VERNON — The Developmental Disabilities Awareness Luncheon Tuesday provided insightful, real life stories of individuals with disabilities and awarded exceptional members of the developmental disabilities world. The luncheon showed how interconnected the Knox County community is as luncheon attendees intermingled with Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities employees, the individuals they represent, and their many supporters at Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Foster Hall at Ariel Arena on Tuesday.

“It is our sincere hope and desire that you feel at home on our campus today,” said Kevin Peterson, Knox County Board of DD President and MVNU Interim Co-Dean of Students and Resident Director.

Along with words from Peterson and Board Superintendent Steve Oster giving attendees an insight into the scope of the Knox County Board and almost 550 individuals they serve now after over 50 years of history in Mount Vernon, attendees also heard firsthand about the lives of those who have a disability.

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Chase Strawser: 740-397-5333 or chase@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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