The Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center staff won the Edward N. Howard Literacy Award at the Literacy Awareness and Volunteer Recognition event recently. Staff members include (front, from left) Cindy Schmitz, Sarah Kissinger, Amber Williams, Carrie Chiado, Sandy Frankville, Nancy Nevins, Beverly Farnsworth, Angie Ringholz, Monica Whitehead, Cheryl Williams, Selma Paver, (back) Jeannine Muncie, Heather Korff, Jennifer Pugh, Goldie Cheeseman, Crystal Loveall, Donna Carr, Becky Milner, Arlene Bryan, Barbara Richard, Cortney Cooksey, Myra Snow, Lori Pierce and Ann Hoopingarner. Not pictured: Colleen Williams, Robert Kidwell and Jennifer Ross. Jason Moon Photo. [Order this photo]
The staff of the Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center recently earned its first recognition.
The staff won the Edward N. Howard Literacy Award at the Literacy Awareness and Volunteer Recognition event, which took place April 28, at the Vigo County Public Library.
LEAAP Center Coordinator Mary Yelton said this was the first award for the organization. Currently, it will be on display in the building's front entrance.
The facility is located at 501 E. Jackson St., Brazil.
The recognition event was sponsored by the Wabash Valley Literacy Coalition, Vigo County Public Library and Altrusa International of Terre Haute.
The award, presented to organizations since 1991, recognizes individuals, organizations or businesses for impacting literacy in the community while supporting the Wabash Valley Literacy Coalition.
It is in honor of Edward N. Howard, former director of the Vigo County Public Library from 1968-81.