For the last 5 years, the Junior League of Wichita Falls has celebrated volunteers in the Wichita Falls community through the Give Light Awards and this year the event filled the Downtown Farmer’s Market.
After receiving 85 nominations, Give Light Committee members awarded 9 awards to 10 area volunteers and organizations for their dedication to local charities on April 27, 2017.
Jennie Lilley, chair of the 2017 Give Light Awards Committee, says the event benefits the community by giving community members a chance to recognize the hardworking individuals who help others without wanting appreciation or gratitude. As a member of the Junior League of Wichita Falls, she explained why she donates her time to good causes.
“I volunteer because I’m doing something good for people who don’t have the ability or the ways and the means,” said Lilley. “So the things that I do help benefit the less fortunate people. I also volunteer because it just feels good.”
The winners are:
Felicia Douglas, Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the Junior League of Wichita Falls
Shena Barrett, Emerging Leader Award, presented by Endless Services
Gerald Hohfeld, Legacy Builder Award, presented by First Bank
WF Adult Literacy Council, Key Contributor Award, presented by the Junior League of Wichita Falls
United Supermarkets, Excellence in Corporate Engagement Award, presented by the Santellana family
Kaydon Jones, Young Gun Award, presented by Sharp Iron Group
Nicholas Schreiber, Trailblazer Award, presented by Teresa and Terry Caves and the WF Area Community Foundation
Healthline & Interfaith Outreach Services, Spirit of Collaboration Award, presented by Trinity Hughes Construction
Salvi Family, Dream Work Team Work Award, presented by Union Square Credit Union