Held at the Westin Alexandria Hotel in Carlyle, Lawhorne and Greene were honored for their decades of service to seniors across the city. Also honored in memoriam were SSA supporters and community leaders The Reverend Dr. George Pera and The Honorable Kerry Donley.
“We had our largest crowd by far with more than 360 people attending the gala,” said SSA executive director Mary Lee Anderson. “We also had more sponsorships and raised over $170,000. That is more than we have ever raised before.”
Donley served as SSA’s board chair and was a dedicated Meals on Wheels volunteer. Pera served as president of SSA’s board and was the Senior Pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church until his retirement in 1995.
Donley’s widow Eva and their daughters were on hand to celebrate his contributions to SSA as were Pera’s son and daughter.
Lawhorne was joined by his wife Linda and two of their three daughters while Greene had several family members, friends and professional colleagues in attendance.
“It was a great night,” Anderson said. “We had great honorees with Donita and Dana and people just turned out. I think everyone was really happy to see one another in person, reconnect and just be together to support SSA.”