17 youths, 2 adults in Orleans will be honored at May 16 banquet

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 April 2019 at 11:30 am

HOLLEY – The Orleans County Youth Board will honor 17 youths for their community service and two adults for their work on behalf of children in Orleans County.

The Youth Board will sponsor its 37th annual Youth Recognition Dinner on May 16 at Hickory Ridge Golf and Country Club.

The following young people will be recognized for their outstanding service in the community and/or family: Harleigh Andrews, Madison Austin, Stephen Balka, Ryan Barrett, Alissa Blount, Morgan Davis, Damyan Famoly, Harley Felerski, Michael Gardner, Jessica Granchelli, Ritajane Isaacson, Matthew Kovaleski, Mason Kuhn, Joseph Manno, Marie Reynolds, Matthew Skehan and Callie Updike.

In addition to the youth awards, the Youth Board in honoring two adults for their service to youths in the community.

John Grillo, the retiring wrestling coach for Holley and Kendall, is receiving the Helen R. Brinsmaid Memorial Youth Worker Award. The Brinsmaid Award is given to an Orleans County youth-serving professional, in a paid position, whose work surpasses normal expectations. Grillo also works part-time as Albion’s recreation director.

Ken Spohr, a Boy Scout leader in Kendall, is receiving the Eileen Heye Adult Volunteer Award. That award is presented to an adult who serves the youth of Orleans County in a volunteer setting.

Registration and refreshments will begin at 6 p.m. The program and dinner will commence at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. If you are interested in attending the banquet, contact the Orleans County Youth Bureau at (585) 344-3960.

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