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Four women to be honored for service

Photo by Corinne Nicholson

Photo by Corinne Nicholson

Four women will be honored Saturday for their commitment and service to the Gwinnett community.

This year's recipients of the United Way Women's Leadership Council's Legacy Awards are women who have given their time, talents and treasures to significantly impact community and civic organizations and enrich the lives of those they touch. They serve as inspirations and role models for others who seek to give back to their communities in lasting ways, and as champions for many of Gwinnett's nonprofit organizations that exist only through the service of volunteers and giving of donors like these four women. They will be honored Saturday at the annual Legacy Fashion Show, which benefits children and families in need.

Anna Shackelford

Legacy Award recipient Barbara King

"Some people make a profound difference in the lives of a few individuals. Others manage to make a much greater impact. Barbara King is that rare individual who has managed to do both. Much of the good work that has been done in this county has had the benefit of her involvement. Her passion to serve her community is contagious."

-- Nominator Karen Fine with Primerica Financial Service

Time Award recipient Renee Byrd-Lewis

"Renee Byrd-Lewis is truly a treasure for our community. ... As an excellent role model and leader, Renee possesses a positive attitude and energizes everyone around her. ... Her main contribution has been as a significant motivator encouraging and empowering women who may not fully comprehend the impact they can and do have in the community."

-- Nominator Carole Boyce

Talent Award recipient Pam Kramer

"(Pam Kramer's) heart and passion are for helping the sick, assisting the poor, (lifting) the downtrodden and treating the wounded and abused. She believes service offered to those in need is Christ-like and her faith is part of her identity. This is one of the most celebrated and most deserving individuals I have ever met ..."

-- Nominator Sheila Adcock

Treasure Award recipient Marsha Anderson Bomar

"... giving is a perfect way to describe Marsha (Anderson Bomar) and her philosophy in life. For Marsha, volunteering isn't just a way of life, in many ways, it is her life. ... (Her) dedication and commitment to Gwinnett County is undisputable."

-- Nominator Carla McBryar and the Street Smarts family