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Editorial: Saluting Annette Bowling

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

We often hear the phrase that "someone has made a difference in the lives of a community or a group of people"  and that phrase truly described Annette Bowling.  

Annette, who dedicated her life to helping people with disabilities find work and live happier lives, passed away last week.  

She served as executive director of the Albany Advocacy Resource Center for 40 of her 80 years.
During her career, she was recognized with hundreds of awards, including being named one of WALB's  "People Who Make a Difference" in 2013.  

The A-R-C even named one of its facilities after her two years ago.

Over the years, Annette worked with other nonprofits and state officials to help thousands of people with physical or mental disabilities gain employment and to provide social outlets for children with disabilities.  

She was recognized on the state level for her advocacy and expertise and was influential in getting House Bill 100 passed which provided individuals and their families a direct voice in the services and support that people with disabilities would receive.

We know her legacy and impact will continue not only with the ARC and its clients… but also with so many other families across Georgia.

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