Heart of the Community honors 11 at ‘An Affair of the Heart’. Plus community grants awarded to some local organizations during HOC Heart Walk-Cycle-Paddle event.

Heart of the Community honors 11 at ‘An Affair of the Heart’. Plus community grants awarded to some local organizations during HOC Heart Walk-Cycle-Paddle event.

The Forum River Center is transformed for ‘An Affair of the Heart’ on Saturday night. (HOC photo)

 

From left, honorees Barbara Beninato and Tannika King with Heart of the Community Foundation chair Chris Kerr at Saturday night’s gala. Below, the 2019 honorees on stage as Bill and Faith Collins are saluted. Facebook photos

Eleven of Rome’s “unsung” heroes were honored Saturday night at the Heart of the Community Awards of Honor gala “An Affair of the Heart.”  For 32 years, Redmond Regional Medical Center has sponsored these awards to recognize and honor individuals whose commitment through volunteer service has made this community a better place in which to live, work and raise a family.

This year’s recipients include:  Bill and Faith Collins, Board of Governors Award; Chantz McClinic, Young Heart Award; The Ball Corp., Business Award;  and Awards of Honor Recipients: Nancy Knight,  Tannika King, Barbara Beninato, Harry Brock, Mark Webb and Jeff and Mary Margaret Mauer. Background

Before Saturday’s gala, the HOC Heart Walk-Cycle-Paddle took place in the morning at Town Green. Several grants were announced as well including those to the Rome YMCA and The William Davies Shelters.

From Rome YMCA: We are grateful to The Heart Of The Community Foundation for their support! And, we are so proud and excited for their Young Heart Award Honoree, Coach Chantz
From The Shelter: Grateful for the Heart of the Community grant for the South Meadows Farm! .
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