Angela Atteberry wins McCann award

Auburn resident recognized for work helping those in need
By: Journal staff report
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Quietly “altruistic” Auburn resident Angela Atteberry is this year’s Vernon Gould McCann award winner. The McCann Award, named after longtime Auburn Journal employee “Mac” McCann, honors one community member each year for their unselfish devotion and effort to do what’s best for Auburn. The award is the most prestigious honor given at the annual Auburn State of the Community Dinner, which is slated for May 11. The McCann selection committee said Monday out of all of the qualified nominees, Atteberry’s “under the radar” volunteer work to help those in need made her stand out. Atteberry was at first speechless and then in tears when she was notified that she was this year’s McCann recipient. “I’m blown away,” Atteberry said. “I’m really surprised. I’m really humbled. I’m really shocked.” Atteberry joins a long list of community members who selflessly and tirelessly give their time and effort for the betterment of Auburn. Her contributions include her leadership as co-chair of the Auburn Salvation Army’s annual community Thanksgiving Dinner for several years, her involvement with the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle program, and her participation in the Junior Livestock Auction at the Gold Country Fair. Atteberry is also an active member of the Auburn Rotary Club and has helped harvest more than 21,000 pounds of vegetables in one year in the Rotary Community Garden to give to the Salvation Army’s food closet. Cheryl Maki, the 2010 McCann winner and member of this year’s selection committee, said Atteberry’s service stands out because no matter she does, she does things “from the beginning to the end” and defined Atteberry as “altruistic.” The Journal will publish a feature on Atteberry, highlighting her volunteer work in the community in an upcoming series about honorees at this year’s State of the Community Dinner. ---------- Auburn’s State of the Community Dinner When: Friday, May 11 – cocktail hour 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. Where: The Ridge Golf Course and Event Center, Auburn Tickets: $45 per person through April 30, then $50 per person For tickets and sponsorship information: (530) 885-5616 ----------