Area foster parents honored at banquet

Foster parents throughout Jefferson County were recognized Monday night at the Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner held at the Anchor Inn in Punxsy.

Pictured are (front, from left) Commissioner Paul Corbin; Karen Herriorts, Jefferson County Children and Youth Service Advisory Board member; Mary Ann Kernich, advisory board chairperson; Bethany Lindemuth, board member; Commissioner Jim McIntye; Laura Seitz, board member; (second row) Barb Postlewait, board member; Nancy Huffman, board member; Patti Blose, foster parent; Debra Decker, board member; Sara Gow, board member; (third row) the Rev. Tim McConville and wife Pam McConville; Dr. Allen Ryen, guest speaker; Diann Monosky, board member; Tom Blose, foster parent; Dr. Terry Myers, board member; and Jim Berry, foster parent.