INDIANA, PA – September 14, 2017 – The Zilner Family, owners of the Indiana-based pharmaceutical company, Diamond Drugs, Inc., will be honored with the Distinguished Citizen Award at the 2017 Partners for Scouting William Penn Reception. The event will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Bernie Lockard is serving as the Campaign Chairman for the event benefiting the youth of the Laurel Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America.
“The Zilner family has been and will continue to be vital members of our business community, and a major employer in Indiana County. Their dedication to our community and its youth shows how much they care for our area,” stated Lockard. “It is only fitting that the Laurel Highlands Council present them with the William Penn Distinguished Citizens award.”
Lockard also remarked, “It is indeed my honor to serve in a leadership role for an event honoring Mark, Gil and Joan. Their commitment to the community is exceptional and I cannot think of a family more deserving of the award.”
All funds raised from this event remain in the Council to be used to recruit, train and support over 900 youth and adult members in Indiana County, as well as grant scholarships and provide several outdoor programs throughout the year.
“The programs of the Boy Scouts of America strengthen family relationships, provide youth with caring adult mentors, instill a sense of civic pride and compassion through service to others and build self-confidence through recognition,” stated Michelle Brenneman, Field Director for the Laurel Highlands Council. “Honoring individuals in the Indiana community whose actions reflect those same values is truly an honor for our organization.”
A donation of $150 is suggested to attend the reception, which will include light appetizers and a cash bar. Sponsorships begin at $275 and include individual tickets to the event.