To Benefit Services of The Sheridan Senior Center
KEYSTONE AWARDS PURPOSE: To celebrate and honor individuals with a lifetime achievement of service to Sheridan County. See 2011's Honorees, 2012's Honorees  and 2013's Honorees
2014 HONOREES:  
William Avery
William, known to many as Bill, joined the U.S. Air Force after high school graduation and was in the U.S. Air Force band. After this experience he became a teacher and taught music not only in Sheridan, but across the United States. He spent 35 years as a music teacher here in Sheridan alone, and has been near and dear to many a student during this time. Many students have made career choices with music based upon their educational experience with Bill (including those with disabilities). Bill began the Kendrick Park Summer Concerts series and has made that event series something that the community of Sheridan highly values. He has volunteered at the United Methodist Church singing and leading the bell choir for the past five decades. Bill was the 2007 Recipient of AARP's Andrus Community Service Award. In addition to his love of music, he was an extremely dedicated caregiver to his wife Elaine, who has passed.

Anne & Scott Nickerson
Nominated and selected as a husband and wife duo, Anne and Scott have been dedicated to the work of philanthropy in Sheridan County. The couple has been extremely committed to the Leave a Legacy in Wyoming effort. They have been advisers to many non-profit capital campaigns and are the founders of the Nickerson Family Foundation. Upon giving charitably though their work does not end, as they become significant advocates and a resource for the causes the Foundation supports. Anne is one who provided much concept and support for the Center for a Vital Community, which serves the whole community in a myriad of ways and she was the major impetus for the CiViC community leadership project. Scott has been heavily involved with the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board and both have been a major part of the Sheridan College Archaeology Project.

Dixie See
Dixie See has been a driving force for community service her whole life. She currently is a co-owner of ERA Carroll Realty and has served as the businesses secretary, receptionist, and manager. Carroll Realty celebrated 100 Years of business in 2013. Dixie has earned high respect from her employees and the community. She is active in Sheridan’s realtor organization and served as multiple listing service (MLS) co-chair, secretary, vice president, and president. She was awarded the Realtor of the Year in 1985 and 1993 and Business Person of the Year for the Chamber of Commerce in 1999. She has supported local charities financially and by serving on many boards including Christmas in April Board, the Commerce Board, Forward Sheridan, Sheridan Memorial Hospital, Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation, and the Sheridan Heritage Center. She has been a Sheridan Housing Action Committee member, on the Wyoming Real Estate Commission, and the First Baptist Church treasurer, choir director and more.

All proceeds from The Keystone Awards will go to support a wide range of services at the Sheridan Senior Center. The Senior Center provides services in all six of the communities in Sheridan County and many places in between. Services include: Meals, Transportation, Family Caregiver Support, In-Home Services, Adult Day Services, Activities and Volunteer Programming. In fiscal year 2013, more than 2,500 individuals were served with the following impacts:
  • There were 107,624 meals served
  • In-Home Services provided 8,420 hours of homemaking, personal care & chore service
  • Day Break provided more than 13,000 hours of care
  • Transportation provided more than 60,000 rides to Sheridan County residents
  • More than 600 people took part in more than 107,000 hours of Activity programming
  • The Family Caregiver Program provided more than 3,000 hours of support to caregivers
  • More than 500 individuals volunteered at the Center to provide more than 13,000 hours of service
The Senior Center is proud to partner with more than 100 other profit and non-profit agencies to provide services to seniors in Sheridan County. The array of programs designed to serve our over 60 population in their homes and here at the Center is far beyond the traditional scope of other senior centers throughout the rest of the region. The Sheridan Senior Center is open with many services, some 365 days a year.
All proceeds support services at the Sheridan Senior Center
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