Spirit of Volunteerism Celebration Honors Volunteers

May 13, 2014

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:

  • Trane – Commitment to Community
  • David Goodwin – Spirit of Dedication
  • The Mallory Family  - Spirit of Family
  • Alan Stein – Spirit of Inspiration
  • Lori O’Toole and Chris Chiles – Spirit of One
  • We Are Unique – Spirit of Team
  • Meg Hunt – Spirit of Youth

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.

Contact Information
Lisa D. Adkins
(804) 365-4300
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