“While this is an individual award, I see it more as an award for the Red Barn and the board of directors and front line staff; they just chose me as spokesman,” Erhardt said. “I feel like my quest is to place the Red Barn in front of a larger audience outside the Key Peninsula. This award is an answer to that quest.”
Erhardt will receive the award Feb. 3 at an awards dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Canterwood Golf and Country Club in Gig Harbor. Other extraordinary citizens being honored at the event are Annette and Frank Bannon and Dr. Robert Yancey.
Erhardt said, “This is a real opportunity to showcase the Red Barn. It is such a blessing. We are serving an average of 50 kids a day, so we are having to grow, and to support that growth, we will need support from a larger source.”