Ardmore attorney Gary Farabough was recently honored for 25 years of volunteer service on the Sunshine Industries Inc. board of directors.
“Sunshine has been very near and dear to my heart over the years,” Farabough said. “The service they provide to people with developmental disabilities cannot be duplicated. I consider my service to Sunshine to be one of the most rewarding opportunities I’ve had to serve the community.”
Farabough serves on the board’s staff wage and performance evaluation committee and also is general counsel for the agency.
“Gary knows our staff are the people who can be guides to success for Sunshine’s service recipients,” Sunshine executive director Melissa Walker said. “He annually requests to be on the staff wage and performance evaluation committee and has done this for many years.”
Farabough said the committee wants to ensure staff members have every incentive to continue their invaluable work.
“Our recommendations to the board of directors are based on this mission and it has worked,” Farabough said. “I’d like to add a big thanks for southern Oklahoma local businesses that are willing to work with Sunshine’s well-trained and experienced staff.”
Those businesses hire people served at Sunshine.
Farabough has served as a volunteer with several community action agencies, most notably as chairman of the Ardmore Development Authority board of trustees the past few years. He serves as president of the University Center of Southern Oklahoma Board of Trustees, is a trustee on the board for the Oklahoma Bar Foundation and is a trustee on the board for the Oklahoma Methodist Foundation.
He also has served as president of the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce.
Farabough’s law firm,  Pasley, Farabough & Mouledoux, was established in 1967.
“Gary is very busy with his law practice, and we don’t see him in person as much as we would like,” Walker said. “Regardless, he has always been available to us by phone or through his trusty paralegal, Tina Carpenter. His guidance and support has been extremely valuable to Sunshine over the past 25 years.”