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First winner chosen for Legacy Award

DULUTH -- The first-ever recipient of the Anna Shackelford Legacy Award was announced Wednesday.

The Legacy Award, one of four awards presented annually by the United Way Women's Leadership Council of Gwinnett, was named for Shackelford in 2009 and will this year honor the work of community volunteer Barbara King.

King and three other award recipients were announced during the leadership council's quarterly luncheon Wednesday at the 1818 Club. King is being honored for her ongoing commitment to the Gwinnett community.

"There is nothing that epitomizes the word 'Legacy' more than so than Barbara King," said leadership council member Carole Boyce, announcing the award recipients.

Buford resident Renee Byrd-Lewis is this year's recipient of the Talent award, which honors a woman who uses her natural or learned skills to enrich the community.

Duluth business owner Marsha Anderson Bowmar is the recipient of the 2010 award for treasure.

"Treasure is not only giving of your own treasure in some capacity but also encouraging others to be as sharing with their treasure," Boyce said.

The final award, for time, is given to those who offer their time in service to volunteer efforts and will this year be presented to Pam Kramer.

The Legacy Award recipients will be recognized Aug. 28 during the leadership council's annual fashion show fundraiser. For more information on the Legacy Award and the United Way Women's Leadership Council, visit legacyfashionshow.unitedwayatlanta.org.