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Photo: Joy Johnston is 2004 Athena Award Winner

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Joy Johnston is 2004 Athena Award Winner: The 2004 Athena Award was presented to Joy Johnston by 2003 Athena honoree Sue Edds at the Chamber of Commerce dinner Jan. 16. Johnston is joined here by her fellow volunteers at the Duneland United Churches Resale Shop. Left to right are Madeline Rhoda-Bush, Dan Johnston, Sue Edds, Jack Hopper, Joy Johnston, Bonnie Hopper, Lil Swickard and Chuck Swickard. The National Athena Award was underwritten by Mary Kay International & the Chesterton Woman’s Club. The award is presented to a woman who demonstrates and supports the goals of professional women by providing unselfish assistance, exhibiting initiative and creativity, demonstrating excellence in her profession and providing a valuable service to the community. Joy is a volunteer at the food pantry, has been a Girl Scout leader, a Sunday school teacher and coordinator, a youth group leader on the board of Deacons and the Women’s Guild. She chose to work professionally at Self Help and Opportunity Enterprises and, with assistance from her husband, has assisted medical personnel and provided medical equipment supplies and support in Kenya and the Ukraine. She helped provide clothes for a mission in Chicago, worked on Mercy Ships providing hope and healing to the world’s poorest cities. Last, but certainly not least she is currently dedicated to the Duneland United Churches Resale Shop. Not only is she dedicated and organized, she takes the time to greet each shopper and volunteer with sincere enthusiasm and warmth. It is not just what she has done in her lifetime of service, but the way she does it. She radiates a positive attitude, honesty and sincerity.

(Chesterton/Duneland Chamber photo)


Posted 1/22/2004