Sara Swanson

2017 volunteer recognition banquet nominees announced

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While often volunteering is its own reward, for the 30th year the Manchester Community Resource Center (CRC) will hold a Banquet where local organizations can recognize a volunteer from their organization for their volunteerism. Last week, the CRC released the list of this year’s volunteers and the organizations that have nominated them for recognition:

Barry Allen by the Manchester Lions Club
Teresa Benedict-Miller by the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce/Sesquicentennial
Ray Berg by the Manchester Area Historical Society/Sesquicentennial Committee
Kathy Brogley by the Community Resource Center
Madilyn & Zachary Chandler by the Key Club
Rose & Joe Christensen by the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce/Manchester Area Historical Society/Sesquicentennial Committee
Ron Ellison by the Manchester Community Schools Board
Theresa Herron by the Manchester Ladies Society
Jim Horton by Riverfolk Music & Arts
Carol & Denny Huehl by the Freedom Township History Program
Carol LaRock by Emanuel United Church of Christ
Sue LaRocque by Friends of the Manchester District Library
Jean Martin by Bethel United Church of Christ
Larry McGee by the Manchester Athletic Boosters
Marie & Robert Pratt by Sharon United Methodist Church
Jack Smith by the Manchester Athletic Boosters
Melvin Sroufe by the Mens Club (posthumous nomination)
Laura Sutton by the Manchester Area Historical Society
David Tamagne by the Community Resource Center
Pat Vailliencourt by Kiwanis
Shea Van Vuuren by the Manchester High School PTSA
Karin Villarreal by Klager Elementary PTO
Laura Wohlgemuth by the Manchester Farmers Market
Worth Repeating by the Manchester Community Schools Teachers

The Volunteer Recognition Banquet will be held  on Saturday, November 4, beginning at 6:15 pm at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Dining Room. In addition to the presentation of the awards, attendees will be  treated to appetizers, an open bar, and dinner. This year, previous Claire Reck winners have been invited. Those present will be able will be able to bid in both a silent auction and a short live auction to raise money for the CRC. Auction items this year include more than fifty packages and baskets including three overnight getaways, numerous tickets to sporting events, concerts & shows, museums passes, zoo memberships, restaurant gift certificates, locally crafted goods, works of art and much more! Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased by calling the CRC at (734) 428-7722.


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