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Archive for Sunday, September 25, 2005

Amarr Garage Doors garners Habitat award

September 25, 2005

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Amarr Garage Doors, which has a manufacturing plant in the East Hills Business Park, has been honored for its ongoing efforts to help build homes for low-income residents through Lawrence Habitat for Humanity.

Amarr received the Tradesman of the Year Award during Habitat's annual meeting at First Southern Baptist Church. About 120 volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners attended the meeting.

Amarr has donated garage doors and installation services for more than half of the 57 homes Habitat has built in Douglas County. Amarr's Darrin Brunk was specifically recognized by Habitat's construction manager, Mark Brooks, for his dedicated efforts to coordinate delivery and installation doors.

Also receiving awards:

¢ Bonnie Briscoe, who received the John Gingerich Award as volunteer of the year in a non-construction role. Briscoe, a four-year Habitat volunteer, is chairperson for the organization's Family Selection Committee, and is a member of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Nominating Committee.

¢ Steve Hillmer received the Tom Church Award as construction volunteer of the year. Hillmer started working on Habitat construction sites four years ago, and has helped build more than 15 Habitat homes.

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