Anne Arundel Community Action Agency celebrates volunteers


— The Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency (AACCAA) held its second annual homecoming celebration for its dedicated volunteers at the La Fontaine Bleue in Glen Burnie, Maryland on Friday, May 17, 2013.

For the second year in a row Community Action Agency inducted five honorees for outstanding service and commitment to the Community Action Agency Hall of Fame.

Local Anne Arundel County officials Councilman Peter Smith and Councilmen John Grasso and Carl Snowden were on hand to thank the honorees. Greetings were sent from new Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman, Senator Barbara Mikulski, and Annapolis Mayor Joshua Cohen.

The five inductees honored for their tireless dedication were Helen Chambers, Dr. Eleanor Harris, Shirley A. Harrison, John Greene and Max Ochs. A community partnership award was given to St. Anne’s Parish for their support of the Head Start Obery Court Summer Camp.

Les Stanton, president of the Community Action Agency Board of Directors and keynote speaker for the evening said the agency plays an important role in the lives of Annapolis residents. He thanked the volunteers for their time and dedication. “This year’s five inductees have serviced, committed and dedicated themselves to the community in which they live,” he said.

The event included a silent auction of signed sports memorabilia, fine jewelry and other collectible items. The evening included dinner and dancing. A raffle was also a part of the event. The Harmonic Four performed jazz throughout the evening.