Harrison County Extension Agent Louraiseal McDonald returned home this week as the recipient of the Community Partnership Award, presented at the 2022 Texas Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Awards Celebration, held in Decatur.

McDonald’s won the award because of its partnership with Community Healthcore in which it helped provide inclusion programs for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, young adults served by the agency had limited access to fun, educational and enrichment programs. To help address the problem, the Harrison Family and Community Health Committee, under McDonald’s leadership, stepped in to offer gardening, nutrition and fitness programs to this targeted audience.