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Home for the Holidays 2012

Skip Smith presents his portrait of Rich Proehl (photo by Bill Cochran)PARSONS, Kan. -- The SKIL Resource Center held its annual meeting and holiday celebration, "Home for the Holidays" on Dec. 7 at the Parsons VFW Hall.

More than 600 meals were served, with a dinner including choices of ham, turkey or pulled pork provided by Ultimate Choice Catering of Frontenac.

SKIL presented state representative Richard Proehl with a portrait, drawn by Parsons artist and SKIL photographer Skip Smith (with microphone in photo at left), to honor his support of SKIL and its endeavors while a member of the Kansas House. Proehl's wife, Linda, recently retired as superintendant of USD 503 in Parsons, also was present.


The Proehls presented SKIL with a donation to help fund the annual meeting. The annual meeting is an event paid for strictly by donations from businesses and indiviuals throughout the SKIL service area.


SKIL also gave out its annual awards during the celebration. The winners are listed below:

  • Marty Wooten Advocacy Award: Jim Marshall & the City of Parsons (co-winners)
  • Bobbi Carter Spirit of Giving Award: Casey's General Stores
  • Home Health Spirit Award: Dennis Atkins
  • Tom Robinson Proving by Doing Award: Lyle Nelson
  • John Spillman Spirit of Independence Award: Rory Foye
  • Sandra Klingensmith Youth Award: Future Farmers of America, Fredonia High School chapter
  • Gary Cantrell Excellence Award - Radio Employee of the Year: Tyson Autem

SKIL also took time to acknowledge Nancy, Joe and Todd Rowe for their past and current contributions to the advancement of persons with disabilities.


Ultimate Choice Catering of Frontenac provided the meal for the Annual Meeting and Home for the Holidays celebration once again this year.
A large crowd enjoyed the Home for the Holidays celebration as part of the Annual Meeting.
Jim Marshall and the City of Parsons shared the Marty Wooten Advocacy Award this year. Here, SKIL's Greg Jones (right) presented the city's award to Parsons Planning & Zoning administrator Martha Wilkerson. 

Casey's General Stores district manager Scott Lawson (left) receives the Bobbi Carter Spirit of Giving Award from SKIL's Dave Sorrick (center) and Rick Boyd.

Dennis Atkins proudly holds his Home Health Spirit Award after getting it from Independent Strides Home Health's Tarina Lane.
Lyle Nelson (right) receives his Tom Robinson Proving by Doing Award from SKIL's Brad Brooks and Dave Sorrick (from left).
Tyson Autem (left) gets the Gary Cantrell Excellence Award as Radio Employee of the Year from KSEK/KLKC General Manager (and the evening's Master of Ceremonies) Mike Snow.
 Photos by
Skip Smith