Six Hernando County residents were honored Sunday night at the fourth annual Hernando County Brotherhood/Sisterhood Association awards banquet, at the Elks Club on State Road 50.
The awards are given to people who have exemplified brotherhood and service to people in the county.
The 1992 winners include:
Louise Andryusky. Mrs. Andryusky, a columnist for the Hernando Times, was honored for her involvement in community affairs. Among the groups she has been involved with are the mental health board, the county library system, Daystar Life Center and the sheriff's junior deputy program.
Alfred Harnell Clark. Clark, a lifelong resident of Brooksville, was recognized for his work with children at Kennedy Park and as a school crossing guard. He also has been active in the Frederick Kelly Elks Lodge, Freewill Baptist Church and the NAACP.
Simon DeGuzman. DeGuzman operates a taxicab company and for the past seven years has given free rides to people who cannot afford to pay. He also has purchased and distributed food to the needy.
Lila and Stan Gedwell. Gedwell, a paraplegic injured in World War II, was one of the founders of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, the largest post in Florida; Mrs. Gedwell helped organize the VFW ladies' auxiliary. Both frequently drive patients to doctors' offices and hospitals, provide nursing care and perform other chores for people who need their help.
Deborah Parent. Ms. Parent telephones several lonely people every morning and visits the sick, both in hospitals and at home. She provides transportation and delivery service for those in need. She is also active in school and temple activities.
Guest speaker at Sunday night's banquet was Sheryl Browne, news anchor at WTSP-Ch.10.