More than 60 area residents were honored recently for making a difference in the lives of children.


More than 60 area residents were honored recently for making a difference in the lives of children.


The group was spotlighted during the 28th Annual Delta Community Action Foster Grandparent Recognition ceremony conducted at the Chickasaw Nation Culinary Arts Academy in Ardmore.


Those honored include: Dean Crabaugh and  Vye Shackelford, for 22 years of service, Dorothy Childs, 21 years, Rose Williams, 20 years, Myrtle Williamson, 19 years.


Armetha Richard, was honored for 14 years, Ruth Hefner, 12 years, Juanita Kennedy and  Lucille Scoggins, 11 years, and  Norma Herndon, Mildred Milburn and Virginia Keener, 10 years.


Others recognized were  Darlean Rankin, Cornelia Turrentine, Mildred McGee, Mary Evans, Dorothy Shumaker, Dorothy Cousins, Irma Locy, Mary McHenry, Naomi Richardson, Alice Bowen, Irene Fleming, Wanda Robertson, June Woodson, Norman Smart, Mary Alexander, Catherine Berry, Curtis Richardson, Corine Shannon, LaQuita Hall, Adell Martin, Lillie Hall, Helen Bartlett, Cleo Hampton, Charlene Trammell, Ellen Mathews, Wanda Welch, LaDoris Peterson, Georgia Douglas, James Sterling, Sue Andrews, Patsy Hook,  Hulean Hoskins, Loretha Gordon, Vernell Callins, Shirley Brown, Juanita Cottrell, Othella Brown, Mary Hays, Lupe Butler, Judy Browder and Jimmie Cottrell.


New volunteers were also recognized including Peggy Purvey, Carolyn Buckley, Brenda Bell, Dora Hutchinson, Ruth Foreman, Annette Fleming, Dorothy McDuffie, Shirley Pickens, Barbara Suitor and Jim Browder.


The Foster Grandparents Program is a federal program, funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and Foster Grandparents Senior Corps.