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Special Olympics Gets a Special Donation The BridgeMill Men’s Golf Association donated $20,200 to the Cherokee County Special Olympics program, money raised from a recent golf tournament. The funds will be used by the Cherokee County Special Olympics to provide year-round sport opportunities for community members with intellectual disabilities in Cherokee County. Adaptive physical education teachers Amy Aenchbacher and Dave Martinez accepted the contribution.

Adaptive PE Teachers Amy Aenchbacher and Dave Martinez, front row third from left, accept a donation for the Cherokee County Special Olympics from the BridgeMill Men’s Golf Association.

Police Department Honors Officers, Residents The Woodstock Police Department recently announced the 2014 honorees for service to the community. Winners were: Officer Max Karneol for Rookie of the Year, Cpt. Jeremy Cochran for Officer of the Year, Darleen Prem for Volunteer of the Year, Scott O’Meara for the Tessa Basford Community Service Award, Nancy Petersen for Civilian of the Year and Sgt. John Steelman for Supervisor of the Year. Darleen Prem, a member of Around Woodstock’s community board and regular photography contributor, was honored “for her countless hours of service to not only us but the fire department, the Woodstock Public Safety Foundation and the city. Darleen never misses an event where her photography captures moments that can be shared for all to enjoy. Through her work, the professional image our department strives to uphold is only enhanced by her professional photography,” said Brittany Duncan, administrative coordinator and public information officer for the Woodstock Police Department.

From left: Officer Max Karneol, Cpl. Jeremy Cochran, Chief Calvin Moss, Darleen Prem and Scott O’Meara. AROUND WOODSTOCK | January 2015