Ruth Pass Hancock of Cazenovia was honored Oct. 13th at the annual Huntington Family Centers Award Recognition Luncheon at the Oncenter with the prestigious Robert H. Attridge Sr. Award for longtime meaningful commitment to and involvement with the organization.
Hancock's affiliation with the Huntington Family Centers goes back more than 40 years. She was a member of the board for 18 years, holding offices of board president, recording secretary and served on numerous committees.
Hancock's interest in and enthusiasm for Huntington has continued unabated.
Mistress of Ceremonies Jackie Robinson summed up the award by saying: "Over the years, Ruth Hancock has continued to be involved in the agency, providing valuable support and assistance. In the spirit of Robert H. Attridge Sr, for whom the award is named and who is at the luncheon, Ruth remains a good friend to Huntington in times of strength and in times of struggle."
In accepting the award, Hancock noted that the Huntington Family Centers has been in existence since 1919. She recognized all Huntington staff members present saying that they were the ones who truly deserved recognition for the tremendous work they do. Huntington Family Centers provides diverse, year-round programming designed to strengthen individuals and families in a safe, caring environment and has three areas of programming: Youth Development, Family Development and Adult Development.
Also given awards at the luncheon were Paul Nojaim of Nojaim's Market for his consistency as a good friend and neighbor to Huntington; Bond Schoeneck and King PLLC for their longstanding and generous support to the mission of Huntington; and Preceptor Kappa, a local chapter of the international sorority Beta Sigma Phi, for its tremendous impact on Huntington Family Centers.