Futuresâ€™ annual participant recognition banquet was held on Thursday, with service awards presented to 23 program participants.
The Bradford Knights of Columbus Lodge 403 hosted the banquet, which was held at the Anthonian Hall in Lewis Run. The Knights have sponsored the annual event for Futuresâ€™ participants for 41 years.
Highlighting the evening was the presentation of certificates and pins to participants who have reached service milestones.
Tom Miller was honored for 45 years of service and Bob Clawson was honored for 40 years.
Caroline Dunmire was recognized for 35 years of service. Reaching the 30 year plateau were Tom Day, Jerry Youngberg and Jean Zumstein.
Brad Hulings, Kari Johnston, Shane Ludwig and Jeff VanScoter were honored for 25 years, with 20- year awards going to Rebecca Buccolini and Rodney Meyer.
Honored for 15 years was Charles Bradt and honored for 10 years were Julie Boyle and Jeff Hurd.
Five year award recipients were Carol Cornelius, Kim Daniels, Stephanie Heffner, Rob Johnson, Shawna Powers, Anna Smith, Amie Striecher and Gary Stewart.
Rocco Vavalo was honored with the Alan Kline Friendship Award in recognition of his positive attitude and love of life. Amber Mays received the Joan Park Friendship Award in recognition of her kindness and caring for others.
The Friendship Awards were established in memory of the late Alan Kline and the late Joan Park, program participants whose enthusiasm, positive attitude and work ethic were an inspiration to all.