The Dogtoberfest Committee presented $1,000 checks to the Lawrence Humane Society and Lawrence Community Shelter Nov. 30 at the Doghouse. The funds were raised at Dogtoberfest, which was Oct. 16, in South Park. From left are Dianne Huggins, Lawrence Community Shelter administrator, Jen Frazier, Dignified Doggies owner and Dogtoberfest coordinator, Midge Grinstead, Lawrence Humane Society executive director, and Meghan Hiebert, Lawrence Humane Society president.
The board of Kansas Advocates for Better Care, a Lawrence-based not-for-profit advocating for quality care in long-term care living situations in Kansas, met for a Dec. 10 quarterly meeting at the Lawrence Chamber offices. These KABC Shining Stars were celebrating a successful year. From left are Linda Carlsen, Artie Shaw, Jim Beckwith, Eloise Lynch, Evie Curtis, Molly Wood, Marlene Finney, Earl Nehring, Jean Krahn, Mitzi McFatrich (KABC executive director), Barbara Braa, Jeanne Reeder, Rebecca Wempe and Margaret Farley (KABC president).
The Cans for the Community organization was presented the Sertoma Service to Mankind Award for outstanding volunteer community service Nov. 6 at a reception in their honor held at the Spring Hill Suites. Board members, from left are, Delmer Kruse, Will Lunn, Mona McManigal, Tim Keller (Sertoma chairman of the board), Linda Klinker, (chairwoman of the board, Cans for the Community), Delisa Drewes, Wendell McGaugh (secretary), Linda Lang (treasurer) and Kathy Richardson.
Sarah Peltzman, president of Lawrence Medical Managers, left, presented three local agencies with a $500 donation on behalf of the LMM group. Accepting donations on behalf of their agencies, from left, are Sally Zogry and Lori Winfrey, Health Care Access, Jon Stewart, The Leo Center, and Julie Branstrom, The Douglas County Dental Clinic. The donations were presented Dec. 8 at the member luncheon and holiday party at Maceli’s.