John A. Moore, Jr. and Athena Award winners are named
Cynde Parker is the winner of the Athena Award and Larry Manlove is the winner of the John A. Moore Jr. Community Service Award for the year 2001.
The awards were presented last Thursday evening at the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce dinner meeting at the Seaford Golf & Country Club.
Secretary of State Dr. Harriett Smith-Windsor was the guest speaker. Smith taught 11 years in Seaford before taking a job at Delaware Tech in Georgetown. She was appointed Secretary of State by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner.
The Athena Award celebrates women as valued leaders of the community and recognizes those who support them. The award is co-sponsored by Seaford Burton and the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce. The Seaford BPW helps select the recipient.
Following is a profile of the recipient:
"Cynde Parker was born and raised on the Eastern Shore. She has a B.S. degree from Towson State University; her M.A. from Wichita State University in Kansas. She is nearing completion of an AHD degree after which she will proudly have the word "Doctor" in front of her name.
"Parker has successfully opened two business locations to serve the needs of clients on both sides of the county. She has two female employees who are eligible for paid vacation, are provided with a pension plan for retirement and are encouraged to pursue educational opportunities.
"Parker is the only female audiologist with her own practice in the state of Delaware.
"She gives freely of her time to many groups and organizations - having served as president of the Seaford Business & Professional Women's club and as treasurer for the state BPW organization. She has given many hours to the HOST program in helping students to become better readers. She is a member of the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, and is an active member of the Seaford Chamber of Commerce, having served as president and worked with the Town and Country Fair committee.
"Parker is an active member of St. John's Church, as well as being involved in an investment club.
"She has many hobbies - including running, swimming, boating, tennis, and reading. Her family includes husband David, daughter Ashleigh (19) and son Patrick (15).
John A. Moore, Jr. Award
The John A. Moore, Jr. Community Service Award was established in 1987.
The Moore family has the special privilege of presenting this award each year to an individual who has performed outstanding volunteer service to the Seaford area community.
John A. Moore's son, Ronnie Moore, made the presentation to Manlove and included the following comments:
"Larry Manlove has performed outstanding community service over an extended period of time. He has been deeply involved in the life of a local church as a member of the choir, lay leader, chairman of the Pastor-Parish Commission, Appalachia Service Project leader, served as a Sunday School teacher, a member of a prayer breakfast group, spearheaded a successful fund drive to refurbish the church building, and has been awarded the St. Barnabas Service Award from the Peninsula Methodist Conference.
"Manlove was born in Milford as the youngest of three children, married his high school sweetheart, Sue Livingston, in 1969, has lived in Seaford all his life, and has two sons, Chad and Lance.
"Manlove is a past president of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce and continues to serve on a committee for the Chamber.
"In the past, Manlove was active in the Nanticoke Little League, and has served on the Community Boards of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and the DuPont Company.
"In addition, he was on the original committee to create the Seaford Historical Museum and is a member of the Seaford Historical Society.
"He was honored by the American Legion with the Four Chaplains Award.
"He is a skilled craftsman, and with his father-in-law, built furniture from plans obtained from Williamsburg and has donated pieces to the church.
"Golfing, hunting and fishing are enjoyed by this avid outdoors person. Glassware, mechanical banks and trains are included in his antique collections.
"As one of four people who conceived the idea and brought to fulfillment the Seaford Mission and Homeless Shelter, Manlove helps provide shelter for homeless men and women, free dinners for the hungry, tutoring for children, drug counseling and religious instruction.
"Through involvement with the Mission, he will continue community service for many years to come.
"Through the business he established in 1988, Manlove has beautified many areas of our community, including the Boys & Girls Club of Western Sussex.
"According to one of the nominating letters we received, the phase 'Isaiah 48' is printed on the side of his business truck. The quotation reads: 'The grass withers, and the flowers fade, but the Word of the Lord endures forever.'
"The depth of his religious faith is remarkable and is obvious to everyone who knows Larry Manlove."
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