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Wood Lane Recognizes Wood County’s Finest

Wood Lane Recognizes Wood County’s Finest

Wood Lane Annual Awards Recognition Ceremony

Bowling Green: On Sunday, October 5 Wood Lane celebrated their Annual Awards Recognition Ceremony in Perrysburg, Ohio.

At the event, several local individuals were recognized for their outstanding contributions to Wood Lane.   “Some are recognized for their individual achievements, while others have demonstrated extraordinary leadership, compassion and humility.  All have excelled, and each has inspired us.  They have a purpose and they aspire to make our community a better place to live and work,” said Wood Lane Superintendent Melanie Stretchbery.

The Family Achievement Award was awarded to the Ron and Mary Jo Bosch Family.  The Bosch family filled the room that evening as their children and grandchildren received the award for their dedication and commitment to Wood Lane.  The entire family volunteers with Wood County Special Olympics, including traveling to Columbus each year to make lunches for 3200 athletes at the Summer Games.

Matt Reger was the recipient of the Community Leader Award.  Matt’s visions and actions have had a significant impact on Wood Lane.  He has served on the Wood Lane Industries Board for 6 years and was instrumental in the creation of Wood Lane Farm.  Matt also advocated for the creation of Aktion Club with both Wood Lane and Bowling Green Kiwanis Club.  “He is always ready and eager to support the work and efforts of Wood Lane,” said Director of Adult Services, Jay Savage.

Melissa Frizado received the Outstanding Self Advocate Award.  Melissa’s participation in Wood County Special Olympics and the Aktion Club has assisted her in increasing self-confidence to support her beliefs.  She is an advocate for herself and others.

The Individual Achievement Award was presented to Jo Lynn Snyder.  Jo Lynn retired from Wood Lane on October 6, after 16 years of dedicated service.  Her award was given to her not only for her achievements, but for her ability to “bring out the best in everyone,” said her nominator, Sandy Leuck.

The Cammi Chamberlain Distinguished Service Award was awarded to Cammi Chamberlain, posthumously, and accepted on her behalf by her family, Mark, Lilian and Max Chamberlin.  Cammi was recognized for her extraordinary professional leadership, advocacy and expert knowledge and guidance in planning and delivering services to the highest quality.   Cammi served Wood Lane her entire professional career.

Dick Bostdorff received the Volunteer Award for his intense interest and time he has committed to assisting Wood Lane in the success of Wood Lane Farm.  Dick is a member of the Wood Lane Industries board and is an internationally known agricultural expert.  “Dick is an invaluable volunteer…” said Jay Savage.

The final award was the Wood Lane Spirit Award, which was given to Lou Coger.  Lou is a direct service worker in the Life Enhancement Options Day Service program area.  Lou was recognized for  demonstrating Wood Lane’s positive, life enriching mission daily.

High resolution photos are available for print.  Please contact Penny O’Connell for more information at [email protected] or (419) 352-5115.

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