Chris Lang of Wakeman was honored Friday afternoon with the "Ernie Strow Community Employment Memorial Award" in a special presentation at the Christie Lane Workshop.
The award was presented by John Schwartz, general manager at Christie Lane Industries, Inc.
Lang has three jobs working four days a week at Friendship Foodmart in Wakeman, two days a week at the workshop and as a seasonal employee at Woodlawn Cemetery.
He is the son of Judi and Jesse Lang of Wakeman.
"This is a very nice award," his mother said. "We're really proud of him."
When asked how he felt, Chris just smiled.
Past winners of the award are:
2000 John Maenle.
2001 Janet Smith.
2002 Tracey Lynch.
2003 Charlie Kromer.
2004 Ann Jennings.
2005 Becky Shepherd.
2006 Chris Lang.