MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon, Ohio

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Drum Major for Service Awards

2019 Award Honorees
Allison Bausmith - Youth Leader of Tomorrow

Ms. Allison Bausmith is a member of Bethany United Christ Church. After Allison learned of the Bethel AME Church fire, she drew a picture of a lemonade stand and wanted to make money for the church that burned. With the support of her grandmother, Alli held a lemonade stand and sold baked goods to generate donations for the Bethel Fire Fund. This act of kindness and care has touched everyone at Bethel AME Church. Thanks to Alli’s vision and leadership and her grandmother’s assistance, Alli’s Lemonade Stand raised over $1000.00 for the Bethel Fire Fund.

Linda Rabolt - Adult Community Leader

Linda A. Rabolt took the Executive Director position with IHNWC at the organization's inception in 1998. Linda received her degree in Sociology and Social Welfare from Trenton State College in New Jersey. A New Jersey native, Linda arrived in Ohio in 1995. Prior to accepting the role as Director at IHNWC, Linda was the Director of Franklin Area Community Services, and spent two years in Warren County Human Service's day care unit. Linda and her husband Steve have been married for 35 years and have two children: Katy, who is a teacher in Illinois, and Andrew, who is an Administrative assistant and Ohio Benefit Bank counselor at IHNWC.

Resurrection Lutheran Church Art Ministry - Organization 

Resurrection Lutheran Church “Art Ministry Team” has been doing amazing work in the Lebanon Community for years by hosting workshops and events for children, adults and those with disabilities. For the past several years they have taken on the leadership role to host the Annual MLK Art Workshop. They help each child and family learn of the values and vision of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through art.

Warrior Backpack Program - Organization 
“Warrior Backpack Program” founded in 2009, is a ministry that provides weekend food/snacks to under-privileged children in the Lebanon City School District. In conjunction with Lebanon City Schools, the program currently feeds 300-400 students on a weekly basis. Volunteers pack a bag containing 6 meals. On Fridays, during the school day, the food is placed in a child’s backpack during recess to provide anonymity and protect the children’s dignity.

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Pam Schiemann - Adult Community Leader

Laura Burke - Leader of Tomorrow

Prodigal Son Ministries - Organization

Sharen Eninger - Adult Community Leader
Hannah Louise McCarren -  Youth Leader of Tomorrow
Countryside YMCA - Organization

Mary Wells,  Adult Community Leader (posthumously)
Rev. Karen Schaeffer,  Adult Community Leader
Shawn Kimberlin, Youth Leader of Tomorrow
LHS ROTC, Organization

Mayor Amy Brewer,  Adult Community Leader
Rev. & Mrs. Woodson,  Adult Community Leaders
Alyne Scott,  Adult Community Leader
Home Depot, Organization
Bethel AME Church Organization

Sandra Offord,  Adult Community Leader
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, Organization

Jay Mills,  Adult Community Leader
Well Dunn Photography, Organization

Lebanon Optimist Club,  Organization
Jean Benning, Adult Community Leader  

Mary Lou Harmon,  Adult Community Leader

2010 Freedom Honorees
James Mills
Ethel Sims
Marie Singleton
Barbara Younger