Mary McCord, Executive Director of the First Capital District Chapter of the American Red Cross addresses the attendees for the 2013 Heroes' Banquet at St. Peter's Parish Hall Friday March 15th.
The Parade of Heroes.
A large crowd gathered for the event.
Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross is portrayed by historic actress Zoe Jackson of the Frazier Heritage Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.
The awards table prepared for the recipients, including our own "Dan & Mike in the Morning".
Dan & Mike with Mary McCord and Red Cross Board President Wayne Holland. Dan and Mike were recognized for their efforts with their spring and fall blood drives hosted by Clear Channel Chillicothe.
Animal Hero Wilson, a certiied therapy dog used by Fawcett-Palmer Funeral Home.
Community Hero Kim Sexton who was recognized for volunteering time with youth at her church and through the Scioto Valley Youth League.
Education Hero Barbara Mahaffey Ph.D, LPCC-S from Ohio University Chillicothe.
Group Heros The Knit and Crochet Club who knitted hats, gloves and scarves for Ross County's children.
Healthcare Hero Regina Takacs, pharmacist with Wal-Mart who helps with the Hope Clinic, Inc. of Ross County.
The parents of Military Hero MAC Chief Petty Officer Mack Steinbrook, currently serving as a Chief with Seal Team 18 of the US Navy.
Public Safety Hero Roger Swaney, a charter member of the Jefferson Township Fire Department and presenter Chris Echard from AEP Ohio.
Senior Hero R. Arlan Cox, previously a member of the Red Cross Board of Directors.
Workplace Hero Traci Harris who works wih the Ross County Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition through the United Way of Ross County.
Special Recognition Hero John Bowan, a busboy for Hana Japanese Steakhouse who leaped into action using skills learned in Boy Scouts to dislodge food from a choking customer.
Special Recognition Hero Melvin Park, a bus driver with Chillicothe Transit System who witnessed a wheelchair bound woman stuck along the railroad tracks. He managed to free the woman's wheel shortly before a train came through, saving her life.