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The Carroll County Board of Developmental Disabilities celebrated 50 years of programming for the disabled as well as honored staff and students at the "Believe and You Achieve" annual awards dinner on March 21.
Board Superintendent Mathual Campbell presented the Superintendent Award to Mark Mayle, of Mayle Homes, for his work to help the developmentally disabled find their own homes in the community. Mayle was also recognized for providing emergency housing for a young man with developmental disabilities.
His agency holds a license from the Department of Developmental Disabilities to provide day services, non-medial transportation and homemaker personal care to challenged individuals. An active member of his community, Mayle also serves on the Malvern Rotary Club.
"This year's award goes to a person with a big heart for service (who is) willing to always be there to help others succeed," said Campbell.
Awards were also presented for achievement and exemplary service.
Bentley Brooks was presented the Student Personal Achievement Award, while Marie Denhart was presented the Adult Personal Achievement Award.
Carroll County Energy's Bechtel facility received the Service Award for its philanthropy to Carroll Hills School and to recognize CCE staff for volunteering with Toys for Tots.
The Business/Industry Award was presented to Pieces with Purpose, which hires those with disabilities and trains youths and adults in a variety of areas.
Linda Bosler was named the Helen Eick Outstanding Employee for her many years of work as a teacher of the developmentally disabled.
Anna Oyer was named the Helen Eick Outstanding Volunteer in recognition of the time she has devoted to volunteering at bowling and basketball events for the disabled.
Employee Service Awards were presented to staff with 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service.
Receiving the 10-year award were: Aislinn Brinker, Nikki Fletcher, Debbie McCauley, Randy Mullen, Katie Page and Darlene Sikon.
Receiving the 15-year award were: Vicki Brumback, Jean Grabits, Barb Johnson and Amber Veach.
Receiving the 20-year award was Jeanne Spilker.
Receiving the 25-year award was Tara Burke.
The awards ceremony also honored the memory of Carroll Hills members Edward Lueckel, Merlyn Troyer, Susan Nabakowski and Mike Mackey.