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Honorees in Allegany, Garrett Counties Receive Schaefer Awards

November 13th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has virtually presented the remaining 2019 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Awards to honorees in Allegany and  Garrett  counties. In Allegany County, Dorian Birkholz received the Helping People Award for her work with the Western Maryland Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic, providing free dental treatment to adults who could not otherwise afford it.  In Garrett County, Phyllis Trickett was honored for her lifelong work to achieve women's equality, from equal pay to Title IX. She was also recognized for founding the Dove Center to provide safety, advocacy and counseling to individuals whose lives have been shattered by domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Since 2012, Comptroller Franchot has annually traveled to each of Maryland's 24 jurisdictions to honor an individual or organization serving their community…