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Pathfinder seeks annual LaMont nominations

Posted: Friday, September 4, 2020

Pathfinder Services, Inc. is searching for an individual or organization in the community to be honored for making an extra effort to assist persons with developmental disabilities. Nominations for the 35th Annual Herbert D. LaMont Award must be made by Thursday, October 1.

The award is given in memory of Herbert D. LaMont, who was a major force in the development of services for persons with disabilities in Huntington County. He was also an early supporter of Pathfinder Services, Inc.

Criteria used to select recipients: The nominee has made significant contributions toward creating opportunities for persons with disabilities to reach their maximum potential through communicating, working, and living as an integrated part of the Huntington County community. The nominee seeks by example to communicate and educate the Huntington County community about the capabilities of persons with disabilities to become part of the mainstream of the community. There must be concrete examples of the nominee’s activities to document the impact made. The candidate must be active in the Huntington County community. No current staff member of Pathfinder Services, Inc. is eligible for the award.

Letters of nomination must be submitted by Thursday, October 1, to the LaMont Award Committee in care of Sheryl Cline, executive assistant to the president at Pathfinder Services, Inc., 2824 Theater Avenue, Huntington, IN, 46750 or by email to

The recipient will be announced during a special video premiering on the Pathfinder Services Facebook page on November 5.

Past recipients of the LaMont Award are Judy Vanderspool, the late Bill Kruzan, the late Helen Brandt, the late Kay LaMont, Dr. Eugene Habecker, Dr. John Regan, Chuck Nelson, Wynfield and Lyn Wetherbee, Kent and Sally Schenkel, Royce Ruckman, the late Tom Butler, Mary Brennan, the late Fred Teddy, Roger Strickler, David Brewer, Midge and the late John Decker, George Brown, Lola Lee Peters, Fr. Ron Reider, Altrusa International, the late Suze Ann Eichhorn, the late Harriet and Leo Zahm, Bill Hancher, Jim Scheiber, the late Greta Schenkel, Tim Allen, John Mignone, Bill Horoho, Keith and Nancy Hartley, Rose Broyles, Bob Burnsworth, Carla MacDonald, Marie Gerrard, Britt Sather and Joni Schmalzried.

For additional information, contact Nicole Hahn at (260) 355-2546, office, (260) 519-3610, cell, or