Today, the United Way of Western Connecticut honored those who do great work in the Stamford community, volunteering.
United Way presented 9 awards Friday morning at its 17th annual Stamford Volunteer Day Awards Ceremony.
Among the recipients were Linda Quinton and her dog Sammy. They were given an "outstanding volunteer couple" award for helping children read at the Ferguson Library.
Linda and Sammy volunteered at the library for about 7 years. She says when she's out walking Sammy, her gentle four-legged companion is recognized by many.
For a full list of today's recipients, see below:
Linda Rivera -- Outstanding New Youth Individual Volunteer with AITE's Interact Club
Emma Snover -- Outstanding Established Youth Individual Volunteer with Neighbor's Link Stamford
AITE's Interact Club -- Outstanding New Youth Volunteer Group
Heidi O'Grady -- Outstanding New Adult Individual Volunteer with Westhill High School's College and Career Center
Lisa Crowley -- Outstanding Established Adult Individual Volunteer with The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education
Nestle Waters -- Outstanding New Adult Volunteer Group with Childcare Learning Centers
Captain Bernie Weiss, Captain John McGuinness, and Captain Stewart Napoleon -- Outstanding Established Adult Volunteer Group with the Young Mariner's Foundation
Linda Quinton and Sammy -- Outstanding Volunteer Couple with the Ferguson Library
Patricia Phillips -- Lifetime Achievement Award with the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Shelter for the Homeless, and Person-To-Person.