OSWEGO – The Oswego Players’ president emeritus Inez Manor Parker has been chosen as a recipient of the 2018 Sherman C. Ward, Jr., Distinguished Volunteer Award from (TANYS) the Theater Association of New York State.
The award is given to an individual older than 65 who has faithfully provided significant and valuable service to community theatre for more than 25 years.
Inez Manor Paker was president of the Oswego Players for more than 20 years; in addition to being in other administrative posts, worked as an director, actor, dramaturge and technical advisor for decades.
Words used to describe Inez in the recommendation letters from her friends and colleagues included, faithful, tireless, devoted supporter of the arts and always willing to step in to help out with any aspect of work.
From Oswego Players VP of production, Sonia Lough-Berlin: “She is the first person to volunteer and usually the last person to turn off the lights!”
TANYS president Colleen Law-Tefft sent her congrtulations to Inez for a this well-deserved award and invited her to the annual TANYS festival opening ceremonies on November 16 at Cayuga Community College in Auburn, where the award will be presented.