The Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry held our annual Spirit Award Luncheon on Thursday, September 13th at the pantry.
Awards are given annually to those who embody the spirit of Aurora matriarch Marie Wilkinson. Clayton Muhammad, spokesman for the East Aurora School District was this years Master of Ceremonies of the event and he did an outstanding job remembering Ms. Marie. Reminding everyone who attended how she loved Aurora, the community, all people and wanted to help make Aurora a better place by supporting each other. As her daughter, Sheila Scott-Wilkinson states “My mother’s spirit is like a pepple that is tossed in the ocean and creates a tremendous ripple effect, her spirit continues to touch the hearts and minds of all of you.”
Marie Wilkinson Spirit Award Recipients for 2012
- Civic Leadership: Jesse B. Vazquez
- Community Service: Kathy Snow
- Heartfelt Volunteerism: Rose Marshall
- Education: Karen Evans
- Special Service Award: Elizabeth McGhee (1939-2011) For her 47 years of dedicated service for volunteering at the MWFP!
Congratulations to all of this years recipients!