At its annual Recognition Breakfast, the United Way of Boyertown Area thanked several volunteers and local businesses for raising money for 18 local nonprofit agencies.The Boyertown Area Multi- Service's Center at Spring Street hosted the May 16 event.

Greg Galtere, chair of the 2006-07 fundraising campaign, presented special awards to the Cabot Foundation and the employees of Cabot SuperMetals, the Boyertown Area School District and the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation.

Galtere, also the principal at Boyertown Junior High West, handed out Chairperson's Choice Awards to Berks-Mont Business Members, Media Fusion, Drug Plastics and Glass Co., Patt Veterinary Hospital and Dr. James Tribbett.

Campaign award winners included Bause's Super Drug Store, DMTransportation Management, Everything Postal, Frecon's Orchard Outlet, Gigi's Pet Care, Saville's Diner, Weis Markees and Weller Carpentry.

N.E. Fisher and Associates and Judson-Smith Co. received Gold Awards. Boyertown Area YMCA and Helping Hands accepted bronze awards.

The United Way of Boyertown Area's partner agencies include the Bally Area Ambulance Service; Bally Community Center; Berks Visiting Nurse Association; Boyertown Area Creative Housing; Boyertown Lions Community Ambulance Service, Inc.; Boyertown Area Multi-Service, Boy Scouts of America, Hawk Mountain Council; Boyertown Area YMCA; Civil Air Patrol, General Carl A. Spaatz Squadron; Cradle of Liberty Council, Boy Scouts of America; Gilbertsville Area Community Ambulance Service; Girl Scouts Great Valley Council; Helping Hands, Inc. and the Salvation Army of Boyertown.

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