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Celebrate community engagement at the Hattie Larlham Friendship Luncheon.

Friendship Luncheon

The 2018 Hattie Larlham Friendship Luncheon is Fri., June 15. Hosted by Sara Shookman, WKYC-TV anchor, this event recognizes the individuals, groups and businesses who share their experience, talents and financial support to enrich the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. During the luncheon, awards are given in different categories in honor of milestones or achievements. The event recognizes our community's participation in the lives of the people Hattie Larlham serves.

We will also present Trailblazer Awards to a person who achieved employment through Hattie Larlham's community employment program and to a business who partners with Hattie Larlham in providing community employment opportunities for the people we serve.

This year we will recognize the following individuals and organizations:

2018 Friendship Luncheon Award Recipients

Outstanding Individual - Nonie Marshall

  • Honorable Mention: Veenie Davidson, Okey Ekechi, Faith Folds, Maureen Keller, Dianna Bluso Miller, Cassie McMinn, Debbie Null and Sharon Varga

Outstanding Group - Cleveland Automobile Association Orphans' Outing Fund

  • Honorable Mention: Advent Lutheran Church, KSU Key Club and Rejoice Lutheran Church

Corporate Partner of the Year - GOJO Industries, Inc.

  • Honorable Mention: U.S. Bank

Corporate Hero Award - Nicole Wilson, GOJO Industries, Inc.

Volunteer of the Year - Marilyn Styblo

  • Honorable Mention: Alec Braun and Emily Krenze

Young Hero Award - Aaron Dallner

Youth Award - Whitney Papp

  • Honorable Mention: Hailey & Brooklyn Brake and Jr. Girl Scouts Troop #61725

Trailblazer Award - Employment Success - Aaron Wornica

  • Honorable Mention: Lawrence (Mike) Eller and D'Andrea (DeeDee Miller)

Trailblazer Award - Outstanding Employer- Winking Lizard Tavern

  • Honorable Mention: AMT

Friendship Luncheon Schedule

  • 11:00 a.m. Registration/Networking
  • 11:45 a.m. Luncheon Served
  • 12:00 p.m. Program Begins

Friendship Luncheon Location

  • Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland/Twinsburg
  • 8971 Wilcox Drive
  • Twinsburg OH 44087

Friendship Luncheon Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor

Friendship Luncheon Presenting Sponsor Akron Children's Hospital

Partnership Sponsor

Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board

Wendy Voelker

Wendy Voelker

Events Manager

Office: 330-840-6845
Mobile: 440-708-6073
wendy.voelker@hattielarlham.org

Hattie Larlham Executive Offices
7996 Darrow Road, Suite 10
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087