Our own Peggy Albertson won The Jefferson Award.
From Fort Wayne to Washington D.C.
Peggy Albertson, our director, was selected to be the local representative for the National Jefferson Awards in Washington, DC in June.
Evie Wehrly had the idea to nominate Peggy for Indiana's NewsCenter 2006 Jefferson Award. Toni Kring wrote and submitted the winning application.
This is the award which reads: "JEFFERSON AWARDS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE" The back: "IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE" along with the signatures of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Samuel S. Beard and Robert Taft, Jr.
In 1972, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis with Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard founded the American Institute for Public Service to create a Nobel Prize for public and community service. Our director, Peggy Albertson, was very honored to be selected among the five local finalists. This honor goes to all the dedicated people in our community who work so hard to complete our mission to "to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer blanketeers."
This is my very support family: my brother, Denny Partridge; sister, Joyce Pickett; husband, Steve and unfortunately, my daughter had to leave for an appointment before we took pictures.
Supporting blanketeers, Pat Guiff, Pat Hudson and Evie Wehrly. I wish I could have taken all the blanketeers who worked so hard to earn this honor. Unfortunately, I could only take 7 guests so we drew names from a hat.
Then we went to Washington DC.
Pictures of that event are below.
We attended a wonderful luncheon at the Sycamore Hills Country Club for the presentation. Those sitting with her included her husband, Steve and daughter, Heather Christlieb.
are back from our trip to Washington D. C. and want you to
know we had a great time. I can't tell you how honored
I am just to be able to experience the National Jefferson
Awards. Thank you to all of you who made that
possible. For more information on
the Jefferson awards please visit their website:
www.jeffersonawards.org. Gala Dinner at Union
Station in Washington, D.C.
We are back from our trip to Washington D. C. and want you to know we had a great time. I can't tell you how honored I am just to be able to experience the National Jefferson Awards. Thank you to all of you who made that possible.
For more information on the Jefferson awards please visit their website: www.jeffersonawards.org.
Gala Dinner at Union Station in Washington, D.C.
We attened a U.S. Senate Reception at the Dirkson Building on Capitol Hill. Beautiful buffet of hors de'oeuvres was served.
Peggy was presented my Jefferson Award Certificate by Senator Richard Lugar.
Payton Manning received the Samuel S.
Beard Award for Greatest Public Service
by an Individual 35 Years or Under.