The Van Zandt County Child Welfare Board recently hosted the Region IV Annual Awards Luncheon in Canton.
On June 19, close to 100 people attended the luncheon, including members of the Van Zandt County commissioner’s court. Texas is divided into nine regions and Region IV is comprised of 23 counties. Every year, each county’s child welfare board submits nominees for those people and foster youth who “stand out” among all others. Awards were given in the following categories and those winners represent the listed county:
Outstanding Female Youth – Van Zandt County
Outstanding Male Youth – Harrison County
Foster Parents of the Year – Van Zandt County
Outstanding CPS Leader – Cherokee County
Volunteer of the Year – Panola County
Outstanding Community Resource – Van Zandt County.
“It is clear that Van Zandt County had some real stars this year,” said VZC Child Welfare Board President Sandy Hilliard.