James and Shannon Hanzel (Community Builder of the Year).
HCO awards friends at annual event
Neighbor award representatives are from left (back row) Ed Urbick, Diane Spalding, Derek Espy, (front) speaker Bryce Bosteter, and Self-Advocate of the Year, Sophi Schneider.
HCO recognized eight community members at the second annual Friends Event, which took place at the local Elks Lodge on October 24. These individuals have gone above and beyond in their dedication to Home and Community Options through their advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and fundraising. An enormous thank you to this year’s award recipients, Sophi Schneider (Self-Advocate of the Year); Shannon and James Hanzel (Community Builder of the Year); and HCO’s fourth annual Golf Outing Committee (Neighbor of the Year), consisting of Derek Espy, Kurt Lossen, Mark McGrory, Diane Spalding, and Ed Urbick.