Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Golden Shovel Awards Presented at Today's Council Meeting

Congratulations to all 111 Golden Shovel award winners. Today we honored Montgomery County residents who went above and beyond to help their neighbors dig out during this year's snowy winter. Among the roughly 60 people who came to the County Council today for the ceremony were Joseph and Christiane Rosamont of Silver Spring. Here's what the Rosamonts' neighbor, Veronica Thomas, said about the couple:

"It is with great pleasure that I am nominating my neighbors, Joseph and Christiane Rosamont for the Golden Shovel Award. Christiane and Joe are my neighbors who have always helped me to clear my walkway during and after a snow storm knowing that my special needs son, Eric, is a wheelchair bound.

Though I have always apprciated their good will and generosity, this winter was a testament to their unselfish and willingness to help. On three occasions after they both helped me to clean the walkway after the snow storms, the snow plow came and plowed us back in making it impossible for wheelchair access to the curb where my son boards Metro Access to his day program. My two 'angels' were right back to help dig a path wide enough to get the wheelchair out.

I know there must be others like Joe and Christiane in Montgomery County, but they will only come in a close second. Thanks for this opportunity to submit my neighbors for such an award."

This is just one of many heartfelt nominations I received from extremely grateful neighbors. See the full list of winners. While there are indeed a lot of great stories to tell, I want to specially recognize Richard Hoye, Steve Leon and Tim and Debbie Marsh, who each received multiple nominations from their neighbors. If you want to see the awards presentation on demand (Council sessions are available 24 hours later), visit County Cable Montgomery.

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