The 2012 Brown County Outstanding Senior Citizen Awards were presented to New Ulm residents Annette Perry and Doug Ladd on Thursday at the Brown County Free Fair. Perry was cited for her work benefiting the needy in the community and around the world. She was part of the Little Dresses For Africa project, and has also sewn and distributed hundreds of quilts for those in need, amongst many other volunteer activities. Ladd was the first Charter President of the New Ulm Optimist Club, and has volunteered his time for several chamber of commerce activities also. Bert Hammerschmidt received the 2012 Distinguished Service Award on Thursday as well for his volunteer work at the New Ulm Senior Center.