Awards ceremony recognizes local seniors who made impact on community

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The Valley Legacy Awards were held Wednesday at the Maronite Center

2019 winners of Shepherd of the Valley's Legacy Award

Left to right: Keith Bowser, Joyce Brooks, Shirley Millerleile, Leo Connelly, Moses Murphy and Trudie Rose-McCoy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – An awards ceremony in Youngstown recognized outstanding senior citizens in the community.

The Valley Legacy Awards were held Wednesday at the Maronite Center in Youngstown.

This is a milestone year for the awards as this year is the 15th class to be recognized.

There were more than 17 nominees recognized for Community Achievement, Professional Excellence and Senior Advocate.

The winners were all chosen because of what they do for the community and their engagement.

“It’s important to take the time to recognize the legacies they’ve left behind and all the people they have inspired. We also recognize senior advocates, so people that are actually working to make things better for our seniors,” said Danielle Procopio, of Shepherd of the Valley.

Our former forecaster, Rich Morgan, won the award for Professional Excellence last year.

This year’s winners include:

Outstanding Senior Award for Community Achievement

  • Keith E. Bowser, Warren
  • Leo H. Connelly, Jr., Youngstown
  • Trudie Rose-McCoy, North Jackson

Outstanding Senior Award for Professional Excellence

  • Joyce Brooks, Canfield

Outstanding Senior Advocate

  • Shirley Millerleile, Girard
  • Moses Murphy, Poland

Cliff C. & Lillie W. Johnson Memorial Award for Time Service to the Community

  • Charles Darling- formerly of Youngstown; presented to dear friend Tom Copeland

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