Orting Mayor Cheryl Temple, along with fellow board members Carol Slead, Anders Isbsen and Beverly Swan presented the Daisy Stallworth Achievement Awards on Sept. 17. James Walton, retired Tacoma city manager served as Master of Ceremonies, and Linda Hurley-Ishem past Pierce County Community Services director was the keynote speaker.
Mr. and Mrs. Raul and Dorothy Espino of Buckley were honored with Daisy Stallworth Achievement Awards for their community organizing efforts and foster parenting. Mr. and Mrs. Bob and Guadalupe Hamilton of Orting also received Achievement Awards as heroic grandparents and supporters of their local Family Support Center.
Five additional awards in three other categories were presented during the annual awards program held at Sprinker Recreation Center. The other awards and winners are:
— Violence Prevention / Peninsula School District, Evergreen Elementary, Terry Bouck, superintendent, Jacque Crisman, principal, and Julie Kreis, site coordinator.
— Community Services / Borders Book and Music (Tacoma), Jesse Duran, operations manager; South Tacoma Glass, Guy Hemley, owner; and Canterbrook Village Apartments, Lonnie Slaughter, manager.
— Community Development / Washington Women’s Employment and Education, Robin Lester, CEO and Debi LaFleur, project manager.
The awards event was created in memory of Pierce County Community and Human Services Executive Director Daisy M. Stallworth following her death due to cancer in 1997 at age 57.