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Volunteers Celebrated at Annual Volunteer Picnic

Posted Oct 05, 2009 at 07:43 PM in General, Behind The Scenes, Volunteers

Britt's hard-working volunteers were honored at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Party last Sunday, September 27, on the Britt hill. Dinner was provided, followed by an awards ceremony, and a performance by the Hamazons. The following volunteers were honored:

  • All Head Ushers, Concessions Managers, Security Captains and Chairs for the Ice Cream Booth, Gift Booth, Espresso Booth and Cleanup crew
  • Elke Wolfe, for most raffle tickets sold (3680)
  • Kristin Biechler, runner-up for most raffle tickets sold (2770)
  • Claire Marks, for most hours worked
  • Jordan DeGraw, for spearheading the upper bathroom renovation project with his Eagle Scout Troop
  • Shawn DeGraw, Volunteer of the Year. Shawn joined the Britt Society board this year, served as one of several concessions managers and chaired a new gift booth committee. He also helped his son Jordan and the Eagle Scout Troop 167 completely renovate the upper bathrooms at Britt.

Britt Society President Brian McCormick presented Britt with Britt Society's annual donation. This donation comes from funds the Britt Society earns from concessions, raffle ticket sales and merchandise sales, and the check this year was a generous $34,000. Britt Society also presented a $500 check to the Britt Institute (Britt's educational arm) in honor of staff members Julie Gurwell, Bow Seltzer, Cil Stengel, Matthew Reynolds and Megan Burr.

Photos by Mike Sturgill.

Britt Society President Brian McCormick presents a check for $34,000 to Britt's Interim Executive Director Angela Warren:


Volunteer Coordinator Bow Seltzer presents the Volunteer of the Year Award to Shawn DeGraw:


Volunteer of the Year Shawn DeGraw:


Volunteers join the Hamazons on stage for a skit:



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