Community volunteers – Crestview NA http://crestviewna.org/ Sun, 15 May 2022 11:33:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://crestviewna.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-23-120x119.png Community volunteers – Crestview NA http://crestviewna.org/ 32 32 McLennan thanks community volunteers – https://crestviewna.org/mclennan-thanks-community-volunteers/ Fri, 13 May 2022 14:05:31 +0000 https://crestviewna.org/mclennan-thanks-community-volunteers/ Dan “The Stickman” Labrecque, left, receives the 2021 City of McLennan Volunteer of the Year award from McLennan City Councilor Yvonne Sawchyn. Chris CleggSouthern Peace News Two citizens and a community organization were recognized for their efforts and contributions to the town of McLennan during a brief ceremony on May 1st.Dan Labreque, better known locally […]]]>
Dan “The Stickman” Labrecque, left, receives the 2021 City of McLennan Volunteer of the Year award from McLennan City Councilor Yvonne Sawchyn.

Chris Clegg
Southern Peace News

Two citizens and a community organization were recognized for their efforts and contributions to the town of McLennan during a brief ceremony on May 1st.
Dan Labreque, better known locally as “Dan the Stickman”, Doreen Potskin and members of the Northern Alberta Historical Railway Museum were honored by City Council.
Mayor Jason Doris and members of council presented the awards.
“We are here today to recognize and celebrate the backbone of our community. Volunteers!” said Doris.
“National Volunteer Week is coming to an end, but the jobs of our volunteers never seem to make it. They continue tirelessly throughout the year to dedicate time, effort and their own resources to their various projects. The come in all shapes and sizes. They cover all sorts of job types and functions. But they all have one thing in common: making our community a better place.
Doris described Labrecque, who was nominated by the McLennan Local Recreation Board for Volunteer of the Year 2021, as an “outstanding member” of McLennan.
“He doesn’t hesitate to sponsor local events and has taken it upon himself to donate his time and equipment,” said Doris.
A recent example was the fire pits and wood he supplied to the popular and well-used gliding hill last winter.
“This charitable action has not gone unnoticed and is greatly appreciated.
Potskin was nominated by the Lakeview Pioneer Society for the 2021 Volunteer Recognition Award.
“Doreen has been happy to volunteer at Second Look Boutique for over 10 years,” Doris read in the nomination.
“When at work, Doreen is friendly and always goes above and beyond to help customers find what they need.”
Potskin also spends time sorting and posting all donations and covering shifts when needed.
The nomination also cites Potskin’s sense of humor and commitment, which is appreciated by fellow staff and the community.
A third award, called the 2021 Recognition Award, was presented to the Northern Alberta Historical Railway Museum [NAHRM] volunteers Euclide Bisson, Dennis Blais, Roger Bruneau, Chris Futter, Julien Gervais, Dennis Hawthorne and Pinto Rondeau.
Doris noted that the group has been working very hard since 2019 on the old Falher station, which is now part of NAHRM.
“The group is made up of seven individuals whose combined age is 525,” Doris noted.
” Since [railway station] was moved from Falher which in itself was a huge undertaking, the building was repaired and painted inside, a new kitchen was planned and built around donated equipment for the ice cream cafe. The outer decks have been repaired, tied down and rebuilt in places. The dormitory was moved and a ramp was built to connect to the existing walkway.
“Most of the time, the group worked around four hours a day during the week,” he added. “The parking lot took hours of leveling and packing.”
And, the grass was reseeded and leveled.
The museum opened on July 1, 2021.
“Many visitors from across Canada enjoyed the displays and the ice cream,” said Doris.
“I know it’s customary to nominate one person for this award, but this group has accomplished so much that I think they should all be recognized.”
It was ironic and fitting that the award was presented in the building the band has done so much to make a reality. The board decided to hold the presentations at the museum in conjunction with its opening for the summer season.
“Volunteering is Empathy in Action” was this year’s theme for National Volunteer Week, which ran from April 24-30.
“This statement couldn’t be truer in describing our awardees,” said Doris.
“They have intertwined in our community for years and understand the needs of our residents.”

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Longtime Community Volunteers Honored at Panola County Chamber Banquet | News https://crestviewna.org/longtime-community-volunteers-honored-at-panola-county-chamber-banquet-news/ Fri, 13 May 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://crestviewna.org/longtime-community-volunteers-honored-at-panola-county-chamber-banquet-news/ For Keri Perot Vance and Bill Morris, service to their community is at the heart of everything they do – and they make time to give back even though both have demanding jobs. It is for this reason that they were honored Thursday at the Panola County Chamber of Commerce banquet as Citizen of the […]]]>

For Keri Perot Vance and Bill Morris, service to their community is at the heart of everything they do – and they make time to give back even though both have demanding jobs.

It is for this reason that they were honored Thursday at the Panola County Chamber of Commerce banquet as Citizen of the Year and Employee of the Year, respectively.

In praising Perot Vance’s efforts, Sharon Roberson-Jones cited “a long list, made up of thousands of hours of hard work, and she did it while running her own business and raising a family.”

“She wasn’t born here, but as the saying goes, she got here as fast as she could – and since her arrival she’s made Carthage and Panola County her home,” Roberson said. -Jones. “She also strives to make our community a home for all others, whether that’s donating her time to civic improvement projects like Clean-Up Panola County Day or working with our elected officials to respond to community concerns or making sure anyone she meets knows they can do great things in Panola County if they give it a chance.

“We say thank you to him for putting so much time and effort into making Panola County a great place to live,” Roberson-Jones later added.

The chamber hosted its 76th annual banquet at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, bringing together a jazz trio to entertain while guests enjoyed a surf and turf dinner hosted by Sodexo.

The annual event is both a place for the chamber to look back on its accomplishments of the past year, to honor its members and to celebrate the people of Panola County who are making a difference.

This year’s prizes were awarded to:

  • Main Street Shining Star Chase Dawson
  • Main Street Rising Star Luke Horton
  • René Nolen Ambassador of the Year
  • Bill Morris Employee of the Year
  • Citizen of the Year Keri Perot Vance

President John Ray also paid tribute to outgoing President David Everett for his two years of service – a longer term than usual thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“David Everett took over as president just before the pandemic started,” he said. “David, I think you were president for a few months and then all meetings stopped. As it was a very unusual and shortened year, David agreed to serve a second year as president, and I had the privilege of working with him as a member of the executive committee. His leadership was invaluable during this time. He led with a firm hand and great interest in moving the chamber forward.

In her new role as executive director of the chamber, Perot Vance said they enter 2022 with a solid foundation. She also thanked Tommie Ritter Smith for his many years of leadership in the chamber.

“A leadership transition is always a bit of a challenge and I am grateful to those who have invested their time and expertise serving our Board of Directors and Executive Council,” said Perot Vance. “We have so many people to thank for making this transition a little smoother.”

Among the many tasks the chamber has been working on are setting short and long term goals, revising their mission and vision statements, and building a new website. The chamber also recorded a 6.9% increase in its membership in the first quarter of the year.

Perot Vance also took the time to thank chamber ambassadors for volunteering their time, saying that’s what fuels the chamber and keeps it going.

To the community, Perot Vance said the chamber works for you.

“Every day we are passionate about economic growth,” she said. “We are invested in the future of Panola County, and I encourage you to stop by, challenge us, partner with us, ask questions, and talk about what makes Panola County the best place to live, learn, start a business, raise a family and retire.”

Perot Vance also made another important announcement: the official name of their new cat. The names were sent in by Watchman readers, and the chamber board voted: Chester was the winning name.

Carthage Main Street Director Cindy Deloney noted that Carthage had been a state and nationally accredited main street program for 20 years before honoring two people who were actively involved in the events and the downtown planning.

Chase Dawson, best known for his work helping to preserve and promote the historic Esquire Theater as part of the Country Music Hayride, was described by Deloney as someone who, if not standing right next to her, he is “a phone call away”.

“He never seems to get upset with me,” she said. “He always talks to me or he gets to me as fast as he can. He shares my love for downtown historic buildings, especially the Esquire Theater, and he went above and beyond to make sure the building doesn’t just exist, it thrives.”

Deloney also congratulated Luke Horton, president of the Main Street Youth Advisory Council. Horton, in his valor with the YAC, helped organize things like the Mainstreet Film Festival and summer camps for young people.

2020 Employee of the Year Olen English helped honor Morris as the 2021 Employee of the Year. Morris, who grew up in Carthage, joined the U.S. Army upon graduation and served in Operation Desert Storm. He returned to Panola County after his military career ended and now works as the county’s Veterans Services Officer.

“He knew that was where he was needed and wanted to take a job serving local veterans,” English said. “It was a complex business to help veterans get eligible benefits from the Veterans Administration, but he wanted it — not only to be veterans who sought him out, but he often sought them out. often asking them what he, as a veterans services officer, could do to help them.”

Morris “has a servant’s heart for our veterans,” English said.

He “dutifully serves our country, our taxpayers with commitment, sensitivity, advice and a few touches of humor along the way,” English said. “As a trusted employee of the Panola County Courthouse, and therefore of Panola County, he makes a meaningful difference by going above and beyond.”

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Community volunteers remove fuel from Nelson’s Rail Trail wildfires – Nelson Star https://crestviewna.org/community-volunteers-remove-fuel-from-nelsons-rail-trail-wildfires-nelson-star/ Mon, 02 May 2022 20:30:00 +0000 https://crestviewna.org/community-volunteers-remove-fuel-from-nelsons-rail-trail-wildfires-nelson-star/ Forty volunteers joined a group of firefighters from Nelson near Mountain Station on April 30 to clear fuel from wildfires on both sides of the Rail Trail. Volunteers spent three hours hauling dry wood that had been chainsaw-sawn into manageable pieces by firefighters in advance. Forester John Cathro, who helped oversee the day-long event, was […]]]>

Forty volunteers joined a group of firefighters from Nelson near Mountain Station on April 30 to clear fuel from wildfires on both sides of the Rail Trail.

Volunteers spent three hours hauling dry wood that had been chainsaw-sawn into manageable pieces by firefighters in advance.

Forester John Cathro, who helped oversee the day-long event, was struck by the enthusiasm and good humor of the group.

“We had volunteers saying, ‘Hey, where are we going next weekend?'”

“People were really interested in contributing,” he said, “to learn more about FireSmart, to be part of something that’s led by the fire chief, and to stand shoulder to shoulder with their neighbors and contribute.”

For a section of the Rail Trail northwest of the Mountain Station parking lot, volunteers broke into groups, each supervised by a member of the fire department, pulling dry branches and debris from the wood and placing them on the trail where the material would eventually be fed into a crusher.

The volunteers were treated to T-shirts, lunch and detailed safety instructions.

Forest fires spread more easily when fueled by dry material on or near the ground. The goal was to remove this debris from the outskirts of town along the trail.

“To eliminate the possibility of a wildfire moving – that was the goal today,” said Nelson Fire Chief Len MacCharles, who organized the event.

The fire department plans to post educational materials along the trail to inform walkers and cyclists about Saturday’s work.

Loki Tree Service, in conjunction with the fire department, gave instructions to the volunteers. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Cathro said dozens of dog walkers and cyclists passed the volunteers as they worked.

“I wasn’t doing a science poll, but at least one in three people who came in thanked the volunteers saying how good it looks,” Cathro said.

Nelson City Councilor Keith Page.  Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson City Councilor Keith Page. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

He said he hopes the cumulative impact on passers-by, volunteers, people whose volunteers will talk about the event and those who read the new educational signs will all lead to people doing similar work on their own properties. and to volunteer for the future. FireSmart Events.

“The goal was to create local FireSmart Ambassadors,” MacCharles said. “I think we really hit the mark on that one.

Nelson Fire Chief Len MacCharles (center).  Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson Fire Chief Len MacCharles (center). Photo: Bill Metcalfe

MacCharles, who will retire in a month, said he will be there as a volunteer next time, which he expects to do in the fall.

He said successful wildfire mitigation requires efforts at many levels, including provincial grant funding, municipal resources and residents fighting fires around their homes.

“And it takes those group efforts like we did on Saturday. It takes all of these things to really build your community’s resilience against wildfires. You can only do one or two. You need them all.

Some of the volunteers and firefighters who volunteered April 30 to FireSmart the Forest next to the Rail Trail near Mountain Station.  Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Some of the volunteers and firefighters who volunteered April 30 to FireSmart the Forest next to the Rail Trail near Mountain Station. Photo: Bill Metcalfe


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Arborg recognizes community volunteers with a black tie gala – PortageOnline.com https://crestviewna.org/arborg-recognizes-community-volunteers-with-a-black-tie-gala-portageonline-com/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 12:01:18 +0000 https://crestviewna.org/arborg-recognizes-community-volunteers-with-a-black-tie-gala-portageonline-com/ The Arborg Bifrost Parks and Recreation Commission hosts the first ever annual Volunteer Appreciation Gala. Board member Bailey Sigvaldason is excited about this opportunity and what it holds. “The aim is to recognize volunteers from across our region, from the Riverton, Bifrost and Arborg area. They are truly the backbone of our community and have […]]]>

The Arborg Bifrost Parks and Recreation Commission hosts the first ever annual Volunteer Appreciation Gala.

Board member Bailey Sigvaldason is excited about this opportunity and what it holds.

“The aim is to recognize volunteers from across our region, from the Riverton, Bifrost and Arborg area. They are truly the backbone of our community and have contributed to some amazing projects and events in our community over the past few years. decades. We thought it was time they got the recognition they deserve.”

This Saturday, April 30, the black tie event has plenty of amazing plans. Cocktails and community begin at 5:30 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. dinner and prizes, live auction and local Winnipeg band throughout the evening. Five different community groups will recognize an individual at the event.

Tickets are available until the start of the event and cost $125 per person or $1,000 for a table of eight. All funds raised at the event will go to the Phil Bauernhuber Accessibility Fund, which will help improve facility accessibility. Sigvaldason also notes that it’s a great opportunity for everyone to come together and dress up for a great cause. Call the Arborg Recreation Center at (204) 376-5576 or email karen.abprc@mymts.net to purchase tickets.

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Delta thanks its community volunteers https://crestviewna.org/delta-thanks-its-community-volunteers/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://crestviewna.org/delta-thanks-its-community-volunteers/ The City of Delta is made better by the many residents who volunteer their time to support the community. Over the past two years, volunteers have been unwavering in their dedication to helping our community through the pandemic. The City of Delta is made better by the many residents who volunteer their time to support […]]]>

The City of Delta is made better by the many residents who volunteer their time to support the community. Over the past two years, volunteers have been unwavering in their dedication to helping our community through the pandemic.

The City of Delta is made better by the many residents who volunteer their time to support the community.

Over the past two years, volunteers have been unwavering in their dedication to helping our community through the pandemic. With restrictions lifted, Delta is excited to welcome residents back to its facilities and enroll in exciting opportunities.

The City of Delta Parks, Recreation and Culture team will be offering volunteer opportunities very soon. Expect Delta’s special events to return this summer, allowing volunteers to be part of the action on the ground.

Additionally, summer day camps are the perfect opportunity for high school students who want to gain experience working with children in a day camp. These camps run throughout the summer at various locations in Delta. It’s a great way to build your resume, complete hours for school requirements, and have a fun summer.

Delta’s Climate Action and Environment Team also offers volunteer opportunities, including community invasive plant pull-outs. This is a great opportunity to help clean up one of our city’s greatest assets: our beautiful surroundings. The next event will be at Pebble Hill Park on Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m.

This year, the City of Delta is partnering with the Delta Naturalists’ Society where volunteers can help inventory biodiversity using iNaturalist. For more information, visit: www.delta.ca.

The City of Delta would like to thank and recognize volunteers who have continued to join some of their longstanding programs, such as the Snow Angels program, which matches seniors or people with disabilities with a nearby volunteer who clears snow and ice. the resident’s home. driveway and sidewalk. During the 2021/22 winter season, the City of Delta had 51 Snow Angel volunteers assisting 98 seniors at each snow event. Thank you for your tremendous dedication!

If you are interested in volunteering for the City of Delta with Parks, Recreation and Culture, email Volunteers@delta.ca. For opportunities with the Climate Action and Environment team, email cae@delta.ca. For a list of volunteer opportunities, visit: delta.ca/volunteer.

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Nonprofits host spring events for community volunteers https://crestviewna.org/nonprofits-host-spring-events-for-community-volunteers/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 12:02:29 +0000 https://crestviewna.org/nonprofits-host-spring-events-for-community-volunteers/ Here’s a roundup of upcoming events, conferences, and other resources for community and local nonprofit leaders. Tallahassee’s favorite spring events are back in full force. As a community, we can be proud of these beloved and award-winning events led by local non-profit organizations that contribute to economic development, create a sense of belonging and raise […]]]>

Here’s a roundup of upcoming events, conferences, and other resources for community and local nonprofit leaders.

Tallahassee’s favorite spring events are back in full force. As a community, we can be proud of these beloved and award-winning events led by local non-profit organizations that contribute to economic development, create a sense of belonging and raise funds to meet community needs.

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Recent and upcoming examples include Red Hills Horse Trails, Springtime Tallahassee, Word of South Festival, LeMoyne Arts Chain of Parks Festival, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra’s Pops in the Park, Southern Shakespeare Festival, First Friday, HERC’s Holocaust Remembrance Day event, Tallahassee Museum’s Jazz and Blues Festival and John G. Riley Center’s Walk-Through History Salute in the Park, to name a few.

When you attend these events, be sure to thank local businesses, city and county government, local funders, nonprofit staff, board members, and the countless volunteers of community that make these events possible.

Hundreds of people gathered at Cascades Park to see country music artist Jamey Johnson perform as the 8th annual Word of South Literary Music Festival kicked off Friday, April 8, 2022.

Building Better Boards: May 10

If you are on a nonprofit board, I urge you to attend Leadership Tallahassee’s Building Better Boards event on Tuesday, May 10 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. in the Development Building at TCC’s workforce. This year’s annual education conference is sponsored by Big Bend Cares and designed for veteran and new board members and staff.

Networking opportunities for nonprofit staff abound, but this is one of the best opportunities for board members to meet and network to share ideas, discuss challenges, and learn tips for better governance. .

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The Forbes Center Recognizes Community Volunteers This National Volunteer Week; Organizes upcoming trainings for new volunteers https://crestviewna.org/the-forbes-center-recognizes-community-volunteers-this-national-volunteer-week-organizes-upcoming-trainings-for-new-volunteers/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 17:54:43 +0000 https://crestviewna.org/the-forbes-center-recognizes-community-volunteers-this-national-volunteer-week-organizes-upcoming-trainings-for-new-volunteers/ April 18, 2022 – The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University recognizes its 141 community volunteers this National Volunteer Week during its performance of the 2021-2022 Masterpiece Season of Juggle with stories featuring master storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston and jazz violinist Diane Monroe on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. in […]]]>

April 18, 2022 – The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University recognizes its 141 community volunteers this National Volunteer Week during its performance of the 2021-2022 Masterpiece Season of Juggle with stories featuring master storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston and jazz violinist Diane Monroe on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Forbes Center Concert Hall. Volunteers received free tickets to see the show, which celebrates the role of string instruments in African and African American culture and history. Since the Forbes Center opened in 2010, volunteers have served more than 52,000 hours.

The Forbes Center is also recruiting new community volunteers. It will host the next practice sessions on Monday, May 2 at 5 p.m.; Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, May 4 @ 7 p.m.; and Thursday, May 5 at 5 p.m. Sessions last approximately one hour.

The Forbes Center is looking for community volunteer ushers to greet patrons, distribute programs, scan tickets at the door, escort patrons to their seats, and provide information about the facility. Ushers are also called upon to control unauthorized access to venues, facilitate seating of latecomers, enforce theater policies, and assist in the safe and rapid evacuation of the audience in the event of an emergency.

Whatever work the bailiffs do, they see it for free. Volunteers also receive invites to special events and can earn free tickets to use themselves or share with friends!

Interested parties should email forbescentervolunteer@jmu.edu OR complete a Forbes Center Volunteer Form at https://www.jmuforbescenter.com/about/volunteer.shtml.

Fiddlin’ with Stories is a Forbes Family Fun event sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Airport. The 2021-2022 Masterpiece Season is sponsored by Kathy Moran Wealth Group.

This Fiddlin’ with Stories engagement is funded by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Mid Atlantic Tours program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo of volunteer ushers at an April 2022 performance by Cady Hockman.

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Community volunteers honored | Local News https://crestviewna.org/community-volunteers-honored-local-news/ Fri, 15 Apr 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://crestviewna.org/community-volunteers-honored-local-news/ The Carroll Valley Borough Council honored neighborhood volunteers on Tuesday. A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Fairfield Neighbors Helping Neighbors leader Robin Dicken “in recognition of the countless hours they have spent helping those in need in our community and for such selfish acts of kindness”, said Mayor Ron Harris. Harris credited Dicken in […]]]>

The Carroll Valley Borough Council honored neighborhood volunteers on Tuesday.

A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Fairfield Neighbors Helping Neighbors leader Robin Dicken “in recognition of the countless hours they have spent helping those in need in our community and for such selfish acts of kindness”, said Mayor Ron Harris.

Harris credited Dicken in particular as the force behind Fairfield Neighbors Helping Neighbors and bringing individuals together to make a difference in the community.

Fairfield Neighbors Helping Neighbors has a huge impact on the quality of life of those they help, Harris said.

The council paid tribute to all of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors volunteers for their work in helping those less fortunate through food banks and fundraising and in making the Carroll Valley and Fairfield areas a home.

Dicken insisted that her name not be featured on the certificate, “because there are so many people in the community who helped make this happen,” she said.

Glad to have such a supportive community, “we couldn’t do this without all the help from the community coming together, no matter what we get involved in, they always come out and make it happen” , Dicken said.

In other business, the council approved repairs to the Lake Carroll spillway.

The borough had originally budgeted $125,000 in the 2022 capital reserve budget to complete the entrance and exit repairs on Lake Carroll.

Identified as the highest priority, repair work is already underway by Keystone Foundations Repair Incorporated for the outlet portion where the water leaves the lake.

The most needed aspect of the project is stabilizing the exit structure and planning for entry at a later date, Borough Manager David Hazlett said.

Repair work is specialized work as it involves pressurizing grout in the bank and behind the spillway walls at the lake side opening as well as pouring a new concrete slab over the spillway slab existing. The portion taken of the repair work will amount to $18,000.

Entrance repairs are expected to be completed in 2023 by borough employees, and the total cost is estimated to be lower than the original budget.

It was also noted that the folks at the Carroll Valley Borough office are excited to welcome the diverse student artists in the community with the Fairfield School District’s first annual art show.

Throughout the month of May, the Borough Office will be showcasing artwork from Fairfield area high and middle school students.

Borough office staff are happy to use the hangers on the wall for their intended purpose — to hang local art and welcome the community to the facility, Hazlett said.

An artists’ reception will be held on May 6 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, one of the borough’s most popular events, the Daddy Daughter Dance returns May 14 starting at 6 p.m. at the Fairfield Fire Department.

Dust off those boots and polish those tiaras, because this year’s theme is Denim and Diamonds and promises an old-fashioned jamboree, complete with snacks, desserts and a watering hole.

Tickets are $40 per couple and $10 for each additional child.

Help is always needed and appreciated for Borough events, and anyone a little too old to dance with Dad is encouraged to lend a hand with the preparations.

The annual Community Drug Pickup Day will be held on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The council will meet on May 10 at 7 p.m.

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23rd Annual Lives of Commitment Awards Breakfast to Honor Community Volunteers https://crestviewna.org/23rd-annual-lives-of-commitment-awards-breakfast-to-honor-community-volunteers/ Tue, 05 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://crestviewna.org/23rd-annual-lives-of-commitment-awards-breakfast-to-honor-community-volunteers/ BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Join faith in action as they honor the residents of Broome County who have dedicated their lives to volunteerism. Faith in Action is a network of non-profit volunteers that helps adults aged 60 and over improve their quality of life and maintain their independence. Faith in Action program director Sue Spencer said […]]]>

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Join faith in action as they honor the residents of Broome County who have dedicated their lives to volunteerism.

Faith in Action is a network of non-profit volunteers that helps adults aged 60 and over improve their quality of life and maintain their independence. Faith in Action program director Sue Spencer said their annual event honors local volunteers.

“We will be holding the 23rd Annual Lives of Commitment Awards Breakfast and it’s a wonderful event where we honor volunteers,” said Spencer. “My program couldn’t work without volunteers and I don’t think people realize how many volunteers there really are in the community doing things.

Spencer said the breakfast celebrated the hard work of volunteers.

“We have three award winners that we’ll be introducing over breakfast and a keynote speaker who will also talk a bit about volunteering,” Spencer said.

Spencer said if you want to attend, you have to reserve a seat.

Reservations are $35 per person and you can reserve a spot by calling (607) 724-9130 ext. 304

The deadline to reserve a place is April 8.

“If you want to sponsor a table, we also have three different levels to sponsor tables,” Spencer said.

the 23rd Annual Lives of Commitment Awards Breakfast will take place on May 5 at 7:15 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Binghamton.

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RAMSERVE: College students and community volunteers contribute to Midlands service projects https://crestviewna.org/ramserve-college-students-and-community-volunteers-contribute-to-midlands-service-projects/ Tue, 05 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://crestviewna.org/ramserve-college-students-and-community-volunteers-contribute-to-midlands-service-projects/ COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – It’s called Renewal Around the Midlands and refers to day of service in the Columbia community organized by a local university. “We are a group of colleges and organizations coming together to truly serve and make a difference in our community. We want to see our community get better and better,” […]]]>

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – It’s called Renewal Around the Midlands and refers to day of service in the Columbia community organized by a local university.

“We are a group of colleges and organizations coming together to truly serve and make a difference in our community. We want to see our community get better and better,” said James McCall, assistant dean of Columbia International University.

Last year, Columbia International University held its own day of service. This time the school partnered with other local colleges.

“I thought that was amazing because one of Columbia College’s mission statements is service learning. It was very exciting to partner with them and other colleges to bring students out into the community,” said Chinell Singletary, Director of Student Activities at Columbia College.

Benedict College students also got involved.

“We saw what they were doing. It got us excited and we just wanted to join in and serve,” said Katrina Pitts, service-learning program manager at Benedict College.

The Columbia International softball team participated in the day of service and assisted with Reconciliation Ministries.

“It’s a really good thing to coach a collegiate sport at an institution that values ​​service more than it values ​​winning,” said CIU softball coach Sara Allen.

The softball team and other community volunteers helped paint, clean and maintain the lawn for the organization.

“It would take more than a week and a half for one of our collaborators. We are very grateful for the help and support CDI has provided,” said Ashley Arrington, executive director of Reconciliation Ministries.

Coach Allen believes this not only shows his team the importance of serving the community, but also brings them closer as people.

“When you have opportunities like this, you can have real conversations about what’s important to you. You find out who the people are on the inside and how they care about things other than sports,” said said the softball coach “That’s it. You have to do things like that that build a team in a way the sport never can.”

“I would say the softball team is very close. We are still together on campus, but seeing each other come together and serve is such a great experience,” said CIU softball pitcher Julia Thielen.

“It’s a great day,” McCall said. “There was so much synergy today.”

Other projects included picking up trash on Columbia roads, organizing clothes at the Oliver Gospel Mission Thrift Store, ringing bells for the Salvation Army’s Kettles for Ukraine campaign and more.

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