Congressman Cook to honor two local women
Five Barstow women were honored Friday. In addition to Hackbarth-McIntyre and Williams, Congressman Paul Cook also recognized Sheri Randolph, Dr. Deborah DiThomas and Nancy Wunker.
BARSTOW • When Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre was informed she would be honored by Congressman Paul Cook, the Barstow mayor felt honored to hear the news.
“It’s an honor anytime anybody recognizes you,” Hackbarth-McIntyre said as she managed the Del Taco on Mountain View Street during the lunch rush. “I just found out I was going to be honored and it was kind of humbling because I never expect that. I don’t do what I do for that reason.”
Cook will be honoring the mayor and Jamie Williams of the Barstow Fire Department on Friday at the 2013 Women of Distinction award ceremony.
Cook put together the recognition ceremony to honor women for their leadership and integrity. Wally Linn, field representative for Cook, said he wants to recognize those who offer their time to help other people in the community and individuals in need.
“He wanted to honor women that you don’t hear much about,” Linn said. “Cook is going to honor 60 women, many of which are not in the forefront and don’t get the recognition for what they do by helping our fellow men behind the scenes in a quiet way.”
Linn said about 350 people are expected to attend the awards ceremony, held at the Apple Valley Town Hall Conference Center. A light breakfast will be served. The ceremony starts at 10 a.m.
Jose Quintero can be reached at 760-256-4122 or JQuintero@DesertDispatch.com.