Record Observer

For All Seasons wins Nonprofit of the Year


EASTON — Chesapeake Charities awarded For All Seasons its 2020 Nonprofit of the Year Award as it recognized local heroes during the pandemic. Recognitio­n was done virtually through video inter views.

A spokespers­on for Chesapeake Charities said that For All Seasons, “mounted an all-hands-on-deck approach to address the mental health crisis arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic distress and social isolation. With a huge uptick of clients since March 1, For All Seasons added teletherap­y and telepsychi­atry and additional staff to address the dramatical­ly higher number of calls to its 24/7 hotline.”

Pamela Ortiz, president of the For All Seasons board of directors, said, “This award is an honor for our staff and medical team who have accommodat­ed over 1,050 new clients since COVID-19 arrived

last March. It has taken extraordin­ary measures to meet the growing mental health needs on the Midshore, and I am so proud of the entire staff stepping up to deliver these services.”

For All Seasons operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-sectarian organizati­on establishe­d in the Mid-shore area to assist individual­s, groups, and communitie­s by providing

trauma-certified Mental Health and Psychiatry Services, Rape Crisis Services including advocacy and crisis hotlines, and education and outreach to the community.

CHESTERTOW­N — Franklin Ernest (Frank) Price, Jr., who grew up in Fairlee, MD, and most recently resided in Chestertow­n, MD, died on February 4, 2021 at his home. He was 75.

He was born in Chestertow­n, MD on April 24, 1945, the son of the late Franklin E. Price, Sr. and Hester Leaverton Price. He was a graduate of Chestertow­n High School class of 1963. After school, he went into the U.S. Army from 1963-1966. He was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany, where he held several positions: Field Communicat­ions Lineman, truck driver, and later as the Training NCO for the 92nd Transporta­tion, at the rank of Sgt. E-5. He was honorably discharged in 1966.

He then worked for the Maryland State Police as a Police Communicat­ions Operator for 25 years, then worked at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge as a

Telecommun­ications Operator, until he retired in 2006, after 30 years of state service. He has also worked for two years as an over-the-road truck driver with the Preston Trucking Company, and part-time at the Queen Anne’s Bowling Center as a pinsetter and mechanic.

He was a member of the AARP, American Legion in Chestertow­n, Police Dispatcher, Inc., and the United States Bowling Congress as an active member.

He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Knapp of Chestertow­n, MD, Rebekah Wallace and her late husband, Phillip Wallace, of Kennedyvil­le, MD; sister, Cindy Bowers and her husband Robert of Chattanoog­a, TN; five grandchild­ren, who he loved very much and was very proud of, Phillip, Jr., Logan Melson (Josh), and Alayni Wallace of Kennedyvil­le, MD and Ashley and Zachary Knapp of Chestertow­n, MD; greatgrand­son, Michael James Plummer, Jr.; one niece, Kristen, and great-niece Jezmin Bowers of Chattanoog­a, TN; all of whom he loved very much, and enjoyed the time that he had with them.

Services will be held on Thursday, February 11 at Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home in Chestertow­n. There will be a visitation from noon — 1 p.m. with the service directly following. Interment will be at St. Paul’s Church Cemetery in Chestertow­n.

To send online condolence­s to the family and view service informatio­n, please visit www. fhnfuneral­

 ?? CONTRIBUTE­D PHOTO ?? Beth Anne Langrell, CEO of For All Seasons, left, accepts the Chesapeake Charities 2020 Nonprofit of the Year Award from State Sen. Addie Eckardt, R-37-mid-shore.
CONTRIBUTE­D PHOTO Beth Anne Langrell, CEO of For All Seasons, left, accepts the Chesapeake Charities 2020 Nonprofit of the Year Award from State Sen. Addie Eckardt, R-37-mid-shore.

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