TCMCD 34th Annual Awards Dinner

John Nolan, US AF Retired to Speak at TCMCD 34th Annual Awards Dinner

The Twin Cities Mayors' Committee on Disabilities, a 501 c (3) organization is holding their 34th Annual Awards Dinner at the Monroe Civic Center in the Conference Center from 6-8 PM on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. The public is invited to attend when the committee will present awards to persons, groups, and businesses, who have made a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities in Ouachita Parish. Those who will be honored are Aliscia Banks, DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD, Esther McGee, FAMILY AWARD, Kacey Waller, MAYORS' AWARD, The NewsStar Reporters - Cole Avery and Barbara Leader, MEDIA AWARD, Bill Petrus, VOLUNTEER AWARD, Cherry Phillips, AudiBel The Hearing Center, COMMERCIAL AWARD, Vantage Health Plan, EMPLOYER AWARD, and Lynn Armet, SHINING STAR AWARD.

Keynote speaker for the evening will be MSgt John Nolan, Jr. retired USAF who will tell attendees about the Wounded Warrior Project of which he is an alumni and Peer Mentor. As a board member of the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Assoc., (NELVA), Nolan directs the Warrior Hunts and as he puts it, "I can see the "magic" that happens in nature for our veterans. These hunts replace a bad memory of shooting with a good one."

During the evening eleven (11) scholarships will be given to disabled students. This dinner is the major fundraiser and a way to keep the scholarships coming for our winners. The TCMCD originated in 1980 by charter with the Cities of Monroe and West Monroe under Mayors Bob Powell of Monroe and Dave Norris of West Monroe. It continues 34 years later with Mayor Dave Norris and Mayor Jamie Mayo of Monroe.

Deadline for ticket sales is Tuesday, July 8, 2014. For further information about the dinner, the organization, sponsorships, or to purchase tickets at $30.00 each, call Henry Bateman at 343-5702 or 396-3366 or go to website,

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