Nine honored for dedication to children

WESTMINSTER, Vt. – As the weather heats up and the school year comes to a close, service awards were given to the staff at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children who have spent a significant number of years dedicated to helping transform the lives of children. At the May all-staff meeting, Executive Director Steve Harrison welcomed all employees of the non-profit home for children, reminding everyone of the tremendous impact Kurn Hattin Homes has in the lives of children and their families.

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Kurn Hattin Homes Service Award recipients, from left: Richard Long, Carol Bazin, Real Bazin, Jennifer Tallman (sitting), Sonja Fullam, Jennifer Leonard, and Kathleen Allen. Photo provided.

Honored staff received a commemoration plaques and were recognized in the following order: Jennifer Leonard (assistant music director) and Kathleen Allen (lead counselor) for five years of service, Sonja Fullam (executive assistant) for 10 years of service, Jennifer Tallman (elementary teacher) for 20 years of service, Mary Jo Dansereau (assistant residential director) for 25 years of service, Real Bazin (farm and fleet director), Carol Bazin (assistant residential director) for 30 years of service, and Richard Long (social studies teacher) for an amazing 35 years of service. Also honored was Kathleen Gurney (senior accountant), who received the “Above and Beyond” Award for her commitment to helping others.

Established in 1894, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children in Westminster, Vermont is a charitable, year-round home and school for boys and girls, ages 5-15, who are affected by family tragedy and social or economic hardship. Our mission: “Kurn Hattin Homes transforms the lives of children and their families forever.”

Kurn Hattin Homes Service Award recipients, from left: Richard Long, Carol Bazin, Real Bazin, Jennifer Tallman (sitting), Sonja Fullam, Jennifer Leonard, and Kathleen Allen.

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