The Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired honored its volunteers during its annual banquet at Great American Ball Park.
Six volunteers were saluted for special service, and one was recognized for more than 500 hours in a year. In all, 59 volunteers were recognized.
Clyde Gray, retired WCPO news anchor, and Hal McCoy of Fox Sports Ohio were guest speakers.
Special awards were presented to:
- Mary “Wini” Bruening, the Samuel S. Sheffield Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.
- Rusty Ferdon, the Caroline Fleming Fibbe Award, for Outstanding Volunteer Service for Radio Reading Services of Greater Cincinnati.
- Stephanie Smith, Jim Moser Award, for Outstanding Volunteer Service as a Broadcast Reader.
- Janet Koehne, Ron Ott Award, for Outstanding Volunteer Service as a Personalized Talking Print Reader.
- Charlie Goldsmith, Paul Silverglade Youth Volunteer Award.
- Frank Morris Jr., One on One Award, for Outstanding Volunteer Service as a One on One Volunteer.
- Bob Wylly, most hours of volunteer service in 2016.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have the support of so many dedicated and compassionate volunteers,” said John Mitchell, CABVI’s CEO.
CABVI has 713 volunteers, some working with the organization for 40 years. Volunteers support everything from CABVI’s Radio Reading Service to special events such as CABVI’s Annual Yes You Can 5K.
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