By JODI MYERS
Daily Globe News Editor
SHELBY - A local company took home the first ever "We Made it Happen! Top Dollar Team" trophy which was awarded to the group who brought in the most money during their hour manning the phone lines during the 23rd annual Rehab Telethon on February 1.The team of volunteers from Phillips Manufacturing & Tower Co., Inc. - Shelby Welded Tube, earned the trophy for bringing in $4,850 during their scheduled phone bank time of the Rehab Telethon which brought in a total of $100,891 this year. The team included employees from Shelby Welded Tube: Lori Blevins, Maria Green, Theresa Wallace, Ben Willman, Tim Kleman, Kelly Kleman, Jim Stephens and Derek Kiser. The group, along with Angela Phillips, president and CEO of Phillips Manufacturing, were presented their trophy last week in a short ceremony led by Veronica Groff, president and CEO of the Rehab Center along with Amanda Zucker, events coordinator at the Rehab Center. It was explained the Rehab Telethon is the agency's biggest fundraiser of the year and helps the nonprofit group treat residents in a 13 county area. However, Sheila York, Rehab Center marketing a development administrator, said the Center mainly sees residents from Richland, Crawford and Ashland Counties seeking services. The Rehab Center offers a variety of treatments at low or no cost, including a community center for the deaf and hard of hearing, medical rehabilitation, mental health services along with drug and alcohol treatment services. They also house Progress Industries, a work center for the disabled, offering cost-effective solutions for businesses and the community. For more information on the services offered by the Rehab Center, 741 Scholl Road, Mansfield, people may call 419-756-1717.