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Hattie Larlham Friendship Luncheon – Fri. June 15, 2018

Hattie Larlham’s Friendship Luncheon

Presented by Akron Children’s Hospital and GOJO Industries

Hattie Larlham hosts the fourth annual Friendship Luncheon on Fri., June 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Twinsburg. Awards will be presented to individuals, groups, and businesses who share their experience, talents, skills and financial support in order to enrich the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We will also present Trailblazer Awards to a person who achieved employment through the Community Employment program and to a business who partners with Hattie Larlham in providing community employment opportunities for the people we serve.

The Friendship Luncheon will be hosted by Sara Shookman, anchor for WKYC-TV.

2018 Friendship Luncheon Award Recipients


Outstanding Individual: Nonie Marshall

Honorable Mention: Veenie Davidson, Okey Ekechi, Faith Folds, Maureen Keller, Dianna Bluso Miller, Cassie McMinn, Debbie Null and Sharon Varga

Outstanding Group: Cleveland Automobile Club Orphans’ Outing Fund

Honorable Mention: Advent Lutheran Church, KSU Key Club and Rejoice Lutheran Church

Corporate Partner of the Year: GOJO Industries, Inc.

Honorable Mention: U.S. Bank

Corporate Hero Award: Nicole Wilson, GOJO Industries, Inc.

Volunteer of the Year: Marilyn Styblo

Honorable Mention: Alec Braun and Emily Krenze

Youth Award: Whitney Papp

Honorable Mention: Hailey & Brooklyn Brake and Jr. Girl Scouts Troop #61725

Young Hero Award: Aaron Dallner

Trailblazer Award – Employment Success: Aaron Wornica

Honorable Mention: Lawrence (Mike) Eller and D’Andrea (DeeDee) Miller

Trailblazer Award – Outstanding Employer: Winking Lizard Tavern

Honorable Mention: AMT

Event Details

Friday, June 15
Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland/Twinsburg
8971 Wilcox Drive
Twinsburg OH 44087

  • 11:00 a.m. – Registration/Networking
  • 11:45 a.m. – Luncheon served
  • 12:00 p.m. – Program begins

Event Registration

Online registration available now, using the form below.


Sponsorships, program book ads and tickets are available now, using the form below. Download the Sponsorship Opportunities document here.


Wendy Voelker, Events Manager


Presenting Sponsors

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Partnership Sponsor

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