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Blinded Vets Foundation to Honor Maryland State Delegate Sheila Hixson

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF), at its June 14 picnic in Silver Spring, MD, will honor Maryland State Delegate Sheila Hixson.

"We're honored to recognize Delegate Hixson for her outstanding service to the residents of Maryland's District 20 and to the entire State of Maryland," said BAVF President John Fales of Silver Spring, MD. "Her tireless efforts as a legislator and community activist are known throughout Maryland."

The Foundation's annual Flag Day Picnic attracts political figures, area civic leaders, veterans' service organization representatives, and the BAVF "family" of disabled and visually impaired veterans. Flags that were flown over the U.S. Capitol will be presented to many guests. The band Mid-Life Crisis will entertain guests. As always, the picnic's famous hot dogs will be prepared and served by the gregarious Chef Lakis, a longtime Washington, D.C. fixture who has since retired from his cart at the northeast corner of 18th and K Streets, N.W.

In 1976 Ms. Hixson was elected as a State Delegate representing District 20 (which includes Silver Spring, Takoma Park, and portions of Burtonsville). Starting with her first assignment to the Environmental Matters Committee she became a member of the Ways and Means Committee, which she has chaired since 1993 -- the first woman to serve in this position. As Chairman of this prestigious committee, she works to improve taxation measures, revenue enhancements, education, transportation, and election procedures. Delegate Hixson is the highest ranked woman delegate in the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis. She also serves on the board of several Montgomery County non-profit organizations.

The Blinded American Veterans Foundation assists blinded ad sensory-disabled veterans in attaining their full potential through research, rehabilitation, and re-employment. It offers employment networking and rehabilitation and resource counseling, and provides funding for rehabilitation centers. Other programs include a speaker's bureau, placement services, and compilation of related statistics. It also conducts research, educational, and charitable programs. This valuable service is performed strictly with volunteers and without a paid staff.

SOURCE Blinded American Veterans Foundation
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