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April 28, 2005

Horizon Goodwill Industries will hold its annual awards dinner Wednesday, May 4

Horizon Goodwill Industries will hold its annual awards dinner Wednesday, May 4, at the Cortland Mansion in Hagerstown. The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. The dinner and awards ceremony will follow at 6:30 p.m.

The dinner is held each year in conjunction with National Goodwill Industries Week, May 1 to 7. The awards were established to recognize the following: clients and graduates for their personal achievements; businesses or organizations who have been instrumental in helping Goodwill carry out its mission; and retiring board members who have served their full terms.

Joyce Norris of Hagerstown will receive the Achiever of the Year award in honor of the progress she has shown in overcoming barriers to employment while still benefiting from the Goodwill work environment or receiving services to support employment at a community site. She is employed at the Hampton Inn, Peak Circle, Hagerstown.


The Bennett S. Rubin Graduate of the Year honor goes to Shenae Barnett, a resident of Cumberland, Md. She is employed as a customer services representative at Spherix Inc. and with Ray of Hope, both in Cumberland.

Other awards will be given.

For ticket information, call Greg Evans at 301-733-7330.

American Cancer Society seeks volunteers

The American Cancer Society is recruiting volunteer drivers for its Road to Recovery program, which provides transportation to and from medical treatments for cancer patients. Volunteers, who will receive free training, can give as little as one morning a month and should have a car and a good driving record.

The American Cancer Society is trying to recruit more volunteers locally to ensure that all patients have the transportation they need. Volunteer drivers arrange their own schedules. Some volunteer as little as one afternoon a month and others drive patients as often as twice a week. The society's Patient Resource Center coordinates the rides based on patients' needs and drivers' availability.

For information about the Road to Recovery program, or to become a volunteer, call the American Cancer Society at 301-733-8272; or send e-mail to Kelly Scott at

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