They've all made life better in some way for our community and they were honored for their service.
It’s the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation's 50th anniversary year. The foundation received a $10,000 gift from superior Toyota, making it possible for them to choose 10 individuals or organizations to be recognized as cornerstones.
Those individuals were recognized with a reception at the foundation office.
“The common thread is a passion for their work, whatever it is they're doing and a devotion to a cause,” says Executive Director Judy Sjostedt. “All 10 have done something for a period of time that has laid the foundation for others to build upon.”
Sjostedt says just like a community foundation builds permanent resources for the good of people in a region, these individuals have built institutions or organizations or helped inspire others through their service.
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