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Local residents to be honored at ABCD awards banquet

Posted by Patrick Rosso  September 26, 2012 10:04 AM

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Members of the Boston community who have worked tirelessly for their neighborhoods will get some time in the spotlight, as Action for Boston Community Development honors local volunteers at its annual awards banquet.

Mattapan community advocate Barbara Crichlow will be representing her neighborhood at Thursday’s award ceremony. A resident of Mattapan for 41-years, Crichlow has been extremely active in the community, whether it’s through the West Selden Street and Vicinity Neighborhood Association, the Mattapan Arts Council, the Mattapan Public Library Task Force or at a local block party with hugs and smiles for her neighbors.

Harry Uhlman, a volunteer at the South Boston APAC, will also be recognized for his hard work. A native of South Boston, Uhlman has committed hundreds hours to helping those in his community, including the South Boston Yacht Club and adults with special needs.

Dorchester resident Rachel Green will also be on the stage Thursday. Green, the assistant program director for Boston Public Schools’ DELTAS program, has been extremely active in her community, donating her time, working with local nonprofits and serving on the ABCD board.

“We are very excited to honor these men and women who have donated their time and energy to support ABCD and its various programs in each of their communities,” John Drew, CEO of ABCD, said in a statement. “On this night, we honor these community heroes who exemplify excellence, dedication and commitment through their service to our organization.”

The award recipients were chosen by local neighborhood boards and will be thanked for all their hard work at an evening ceremony at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Downtown Boston.

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