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Easter Seals celebrates the big 50

October 1, 2007

Albany--  A South Georgia organization celebrated five decades of service to people with disabilities or special needs.

Easter Seals opened its doors in Albany in 1957. Since then, they've served more than 50,000 people in 54 counties. Executive Director Beth English is thankful that founder Mildred Nix Huie started the organization here so many years ago.

"You never know what the actions of one person will bring and certainly Miss Huie is a perfect example of that because with trying to create a solution for children in Albany who needed physical therapy, she actually founded an organization here," said English.

Huie's daughter Mildred Huie Wilcox was on hand at the banquet Monday night. Buddy Evans was named Volunteer of the Year.  

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