A 1950’s sock hop was the theme for the March 4th luncheon honoring the many volunteers who have supported Greater Vail Community Resources during that past year with their work at ReSources Vail Food Bank or Vail Depot Thrift Store. The festivities took place at Christ Lutheran Church on Colossal Cave Road in Vail and included a DJ spinning 50’s and early 60’s rock standards. Along with several members of the board of directors, over forty-five volunteers had time to enjoy a great lunch and some social downtime with each another which culminated with a short program led by board president, Connie Plummer. The focus was on the sizeable impact that ReSources services and volunteers have on real people–a point which was driven home by speakers Beatrice Guarista and Patti Sandt, both of whom are ReSources volunteers with unique personal perspectives. A presentation of certificates of appreciation followed.
Receiving special recognition for most volunteer hours in service of both ReSources Vail Food Bank and Vail Depot Thrift Store were Karen Howe and Sue Huntley. Karen Howe and Nancy Simpson were recognized for the most volunteer hours at Vail Depot Thrift Store, while Sue Huntley, Crystal Sheely and Shirley ReFacz received kudos for the most hours volunteered at ReSources Vail Food Bank. A certificate was awarded to Nina Rickle for the most hours served by a part-time resident, and Ev Campbell was honored for the highest number of hours served “while globetrotting.” Finally, Rhonda, Tyler and Joey McMaster were recognized for the highest number of hours volunteered by a family.
Greater Vail Community Resources is, indeed, fortunate to have a strong cadre of talented volunteers, and their time and dedication will never be taken for granted.