OVEC Annual Meeting
April 22, 2006
Photos by Todd Garland
Awards Presented at Spaghetti Dinner Shindig
About 65 OVEC members gathered on Earth Day for our Annual Meeting,
held at St. Cloud Commons in Huntington. Folks feasted on a fine Italian
dinner prepared by OVEC board director Eric Fout. OVEC member
singer Jen Osha and bluegrass singer
/songwriter and OVEC staffer Tonya Adkins entertained the group. After
the awards were handed out (see below), everyone joined in planting a
red oak tree on the park grounds. We chose the red oak because it is
native to the area, vigorous and tenacious. As we planted the tree, we
spoke of our vigorous, tenacious resolve to improve social and
environmental conditions in our communities.
2006 OVEC Award Winners
Outstanding Blair Mountain BattlerKenny
Perpetual Hostest with the MostestKathryn
Perpetual Hostest with the MostestNanette Nelson
Outstanding Volunteer in Defense of Mother EarthMichael
Outstanding Volunteer in Defense of Mother EarthElisa Young
Outstanding Road WarriorsJoan
Linville, Pauline Canterberry and Mary Miller
Outstanding Community Leadership in Kanawha and Fayette CountiesDwight
Outstanding Community Leadership in Mingo CountyCarmelita
and Ernie Brown
Raging Granny AwardWinnie
Mingo County Community WatchdogsWalter
and Carol Young
Bill Moyers Defender of Democracy AwardJulie
Laura Forman Passion for Justice AwardRegina
|Carmelita and Ernie Brown receive their
oustanding leadership award.
|OVEC organizer Abe Mwaura hands out an award.
|OVEC member Carol Warren, in her Treehuggers'
Ball 2006 T-shirt, makes a point as the tree planting begins while
OVEC board member Thomas Kincaid looks on.
|Janet Keating, OVEC's co-director, seems to ask
for a little help from on high as she digs the hole for the red oak.
|Vicky lends a hand at preparing the ground for
the red oak.