On May 6, the Board
of Supervisors and Community Resources hosted the Spirit of Volunteerism celebration
and awards ceremony at Hanover High School in Mechanicsville. Volunteers were
welcomed into the school by the vibrant sounds of Cold Play’s Viva la Vida
courtesy of Hanover High’s string orchestra. Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist and
reporter, Michael Paul Williams, served as the event’s guest speaker. Performances by the high school’s jazz ensemble,
chamber singers and concert band added to the event’s lively atmosphere. After the
awards ceremony, which took place in the auditorium, guests were directed to
the reception area for refreshments, door prizes and a red carpet photo booth coordinated
by 4-H. Approximately 350 citizens attended.
The purpose of the
event is to acknowledge and celebrate the role volunteers play in the
functioning of our community. Volunteers contributed over 260,000 hours of
service in the past year. This contribution is valued at nearly $6.5 million.
60 volunteers were nominated to
receive a special award. Congratulations to all of the very deserving nominees.
The recipients of the awards are:
Two 2013 Spirit
of Volunteerism winners also recently received the 2014 Governor’s
Volunteerism and Community Service award. Congratulations to Williams Bakery,
honored in the small business category and the Castelvecchi Family, honored in
the family category.