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YSB seeking nominations for Bailey award

Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County is currently accepting nominations for its annual Steven L. Bailey Memorial Award. This award has been presented annually since 1999 to an individual or group who demonstrates a strong compassion for the youth and families of Huntington County. The nominee can be an individual or a group who has made a positive impact in the lives of young people through activities that empower, encourage and support our youth.

“During his life, Steve strongly believed everyone had strengths, and he was willing to provide the support needed for them to reach their fullest potential. Steve was truly a youth and family advocate and the recipients of this award have also shared these attributes that Steve demonstrated in his professional and personal life. This award helps keep his mission alive,” states Jan Williams, executive director.

Past recipients include: Delores Evans, Kent Yost, Roger Vezeau, Sara Landrum, Kent Hoopingarner, Richard Burns, Shelly & Jon Schenkel, Gary Mast, Gloria Wall, Carrie Boxell, the volunteers of the Champion League, Lisa MacDonald and Steve Schenkel. Last year’s winners were Blessings in a Backpack volunteers.

“We are excited to announce we have opened up the award to young people who have made a difference in the lives of their peers in Huntington County,” stated Williams.

To be considered for the award the nominees must be an individual or a group; be a positive role model through supportive, encouraging and empowering involvement with youth as a volunteer or through their professional responsibilities and have impacted Huntington County children and/or youth.

Nominations forms may be picked up the Youth Services Bureau’s office, located at 1344 Maple Drive, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Requests for nomination forms may also be sent to All nominations need to be submitted to the Youth Services Bureau by December 3, 2016. The selection will be made by a panel of YSB board members and staff. The award will be presented at the agency’s Annual Dinner which will be held on January 26, 2017. More information can be obtained by calling the Youth Services Bureau at (260) 356-9681 or emailing