Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Volunteer Appreciation Evening

Tonight was the annual Annapolis County Volunteer Appreciation Awards at King's Theatre. This is always a somewhat humbling event. Over the course of the evening we get to hear about the volunteer accomplishments of 30-40 individuals. Of course these people represent a much wider network of volunteers across the county. From health care and community service groups to churches, sporting groups and environmental organizations, volunteers make our community a better place to live.

I think that the spirit of the evening and of the volunteers themselves was best summed up by Barbara McArthur who was named Annapolis Royal's community volunteer of the year. After the MC read her impressive resume of volunteer work she stepped forward to say "I never thought I did that much". This is the spirit of our volunteers. People who are helping because they want to help. Featured in the photograph is the Annapolis Heritage Society's 2011 Volunteer of the year Denise Rice as she accepts her award from Phil Roberts, Mayor of Annapolis Royal. Thanks to Denise and all of the volunteers who allow AHS to continue to preserve, protect and promote our heritage.

All for now,

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