MOUNT VERNON — Thirty-seven employees who have collectively given over 691 years of service to Mount Vernon Developmental Center were honored at the annual Employee Service Awards program May 9.
Dale Anthony, a food service worker at MVDC, gave the Invocation which was followed by a welcome from MVDC’s Superintendent Dana Mattison. Entertainment was provided by Jim Bonnette from Music to Go as well as vocalist/guitarist Kathryn Grubaugh and banjo player Chris Wade, both employees of MVDC. Matt Starr, CEO of Kokosing River Productions, author, and Mount Vernon City Council member, was the guest speaker.
Presenting the awards were Mattison; Terry Bennett, Employee Council President; and Darla Anderson, Employee Council Vice President.
Debra Byers, Program Administrator was honored for 35 years of service.
31-34 years of service — Rebecca Loney, Vehicle Operator; Carolyn Higgins, TPW; Phylis Rettig, Office Professional and Marilyn Christopher, Director of Nursing.
30 years — David Yoakam, Maintenance; Dawn McCament, TPW; Vickey Sparrow, PA1 and Kelly Tiller, LPN.
25 years — Cathy Oswalt, Custodial and Terri Page, TPW.
20 years — Susan Tarr, TPW; Troy Doup, Maintenance; Jodi Burbridge, LPN; Brandy Drabick TPW; Penny Cherryholmes, TPW; Sherry Tiller, TPW; Barbara Fry, TPW; David Harsany, Maintenance; Terri Meyer, LPN and Robbin Darling, QIDP.
15 years — Angela Carrico, TPW; Holly Davis-Lee, Custodial; Larry Hoskins, TPW; and Eric Workman, TPW.
10 years — Terry Bennett, RCS; Susan Johnson, TPW; Rhoda Chuprinko, TPW; Julianne Thomas, RCS; Alaina Doup, RCS; Heather Henry, RCS; Angela Peters, TPW; and Jennifer Meeks, TPW.
Five years — Dale Anthony, FSW; Kristin Davis, Storekeeper; Steven Kehl, RN; and Chuck Valley, TPW.
The MVDC Employee Council has been in existence since 1981 and not only provided refreshments and the awards presented at this program, but will host a summer cook-out and a Christmas dinner for all employees.