Volunteers at the 29th Annual Benefit Art Auction included Joe Comparato, left, and Dan Sabatini. The auction was April 18 at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Clare Doveton, left, and Jay Haugh served as committee members for the 29th Annual Benefit Art Auction on April 18 at the Lawrence Arts Center. Doveton was also a contributing artist.
David Van Hee was the featured artist at Lawrence Art Center art auction April 18. More than 200 area artists donated art work to be included in live or silent auctions.
Cottonwood Inc. work enrichment department coordinator Sheri Holmes, third from left, received the Caring and Commitment Award for more than 14 years of outstanding service at Cottonwood. Celebrating with Holmes at the April 27 event at Free State High School are friends and family Mindy Holmes, Nichole Stanley, Holmes, Erin Lee, Natasha Thomas-North, Aimee Black and Aubrey Black.
Receiving JobLink service awards April 27 at Free State High School, were Barbara McEldowney, left, and Jeanine Brown. McEldowney has worked for Presbyterian Manor in Lawrence for 25 years, and Brown has worked for Kansas University Memorial Union Corp. for five years.
Former Cottonwood CEO Howard Hasler, left, and longtime Cottonwood Inc. board of trustees member Jim Budde, right, were honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award April 27 at Free State High School. Hasler and Budde are shown with Sharon Spratt, current Cottonwood CEO.
Computer network manager Bryan Woerner, shown with his daughter, Calista Rose, and wife, Jennifer, also received the Caring and Commitment Award at the April 27 event at Free State High School. He has worked at Cottonwood for 14 years.
At an April 27 program at Free State High School, Sauer-Danfoss of Lawrence was honored by JobLink as a long-time partner in offering employment to persons with disabilities. From left are Delilah Tidzump, JobLink supervisor, with Jenny Spoon, Trent Schuchart and Richard Hunsinger, Cottonwood consumers who worked at Sauer-Danfoss, and Charles Peterson, Sauer-Danfoss representative.
Two coaches from Haskell Indian Nations University and two athletes were inducted into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame on May 2 at the Prairie Band Casino in Mayetta. Pictured from left, are Doug and Lollie Coffin, accepting the posthumous award for Haskell coach Warner A. "Tony" Coffin; Melvin "Pete" Peterson, tennis; Joseph Hipp, boxing; and Haskell coach Gerald L. "Jerry" Tuckwin. The plaques will hang in the Hall of Fame display at Haskell.