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 Ed Walker receives ACB Award

Pittsburgh PA, July 11 2003 - Ed Walker was honored as the recipient of the American Council of the Blind Durward K. McDaniel Ambassador Award. Willard Scott presented the award to his old friend at the 42nd annual ACB banquet. Below, you'll find several audio clips which accompany the pictures. All photographs are by Ken Nichols, and audio clips were provided by ACB Radio. (Click any picture for a larger image.)

Ed, Jay Doudna, and Willard During the dinner, Ed and Willard pose with Jay Doudna, Master of Ceremonies. Jay is also president of the Pennsylvania Council of the Blind.

Dr. Raymond F. (Bud) Keith Dr. Raymond F. "Bud" Keith, winner of ACB's George Card Award in the year 2000, introduces the awards portion of the program. At right: Willard Scott and Ed Walker await their turn at the microphone. Click here (MP3 file, 359K) and listen to the introductions. Willard waits on stage with Ed

The award plaque reads
American Council of the Blind
Durward K. McDaniel Ambassador Award
is presented to
Edward Walker
Who by his life Work, Associations and Activities
Has Promoted Integration Into
And Interaction With the life of the Community
Pittsburgh PA, July 11 2003
the Ambassador Award plaque

Ed gets a microphone Ed gets his own microphone, so he can get a word in while Willard relates some stories. Together, they sang the Joy Boys theme for old time's sake! Click here (MP3 file, 161K) to listen.

Willard presents the award Willard touches the Braille engraving on the Ambassador Award plaque, and with chagrin, admits he has never learned to read Braille. Click here (MP3 file, 270K) to listen as Willard presents the award to Ed.
Willard congratulates Ed Ed holds the award as Willard offers congratulations. At right: Jay Doudna shakes Ed's hand as Willard looks on. Jay Doudna with Willard and Ed

Willard and Cynthia Towers Willard hugs Cynthia Towers, the convention coordinator.

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