HAGERSTOWN - An "angel," a veteran and a feeder of the hungry are the newest members of a select club of Washington County volunteers.
At a dinner reception Thursday, the Community Foundation of Washington County honored three people - Sharon Mattingly, 50, of Hagerstown, Robert McCusker, 80, of Hancock, and Mary Anna Kline, 56 - as the newest recipients of its People's Choice Awards.
To the children Mattingly serves, she said, she is known as Ms. Sharon. Adults call her something else.
"The teachers call me the angel of Funkstown," Mattingly said. According to the foundation, which each year establishes charitable funds in the names of three honorees, Mattingly has volunteered at Funkstown and Emma K. Doub elementary schools.
Nearly 300 people were expected to turn out for the event at Four Points Sheraton, foundation executive Bradley N. Sell said. According to an annual report, the People's Choice Awards began in 2000, and the foundation has provided $5,000 endowments to REACH Inc., the Community Free Clinic, schools and other causes.