Sno-Isle Libraries volunteers honored
The President’s Volunteer Service Award has been presented to 49 Sno-Isle Libraries volunteers for service in 2011.
The volunteers were honored at a ceremony Saturday. The recognition event also celebrated National Volunteer Week, which is April 15 to 21. Honored volunteers came from throughout the Sno-Isle district.
Sno-Isle Libraries currently has more than 700 volunteers who help by cleaning books, creating displays, searching for missing materials, keeping shelves in order, restocking supplies, helping plan programs and events, and working on projects.
The following is the list of honored Sno-Isle Libraries volunteers, grouped by the libraries where they serve.
Raemona Keeling, Sasha Penco.
CLINTON, FREELAND, LANGLEY
Nora McGee, Gail Lajo.
Suzanne Ashworth, Jerry Case, Christina Hilkey.
DARRINGTON, GRANITE FALLS
Lisha Dixon, Rose Webb.
Bernadette Favis, Bonnie Gerken, Dominga Kalaw, Jessie Larson, Jean Minsky, Sasha Penco, Mashael Sajid, Daena Shigemura, Hedy Shiu.
Riley Doolen, Amanda Martin, Patrick McGourty.
Elizabeth Coxen, Bonnie Drake, Michael Gantala, Todd Kelleher, Kaitlin Lebon, Pat Pietsch, Thomas White, Dee Wilcox, Nicole Williams.
Taylor Fitzgerald, Tanis Fregin, Krishna Gurung, Linda McCann, Daniel Reeber, Dwight Stevens, Jigme Tsatultsang.
Thomas Frederick, Shirley Roullard.
Sharon Bilbro. Angela Samson.
SNO-ISLE SERVICE CENTER
Frances Ball, Linda Suby, Jo Waldron.
Brooke Fenton, Carolyn Klismith, Shirley Snavely and Bonnie Thielke.
Kamiak student raises money for Ghana
Joel Bervell, 16, a student at Kamiak High School, is one of 80 young leaders honored for his volunteer work by the Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes program.
A spokeswoman for the organization said the national community service recognition program searches the country for young people doing good things, and more than 1,000 students were considered for the award. Joel is in the running to win $10,000 in the form of a scholarship and a donation to his volunteer service.
Joel co-founded Hugs for Ghana, a student-led organization assisting children in Ghana. He has coordinated collection drives and traveled to Ghana to deliver the items to children in hospitals, schools and orphanages. Joel’s parents were born in Ghana amd moved to the United States. During a trip to Africa, Joel recognized the need for supplies. He has since raised more than $7,000 through donation drives, delivered more than 6,000 school supplies, $2,000 worth of medical supplies, and more than 5,000 teddy bears.
Zonta Club members work on garden
Members of the Zonta Club of Everett recently volunteered their time to participate in Interfaith’s Shelter Garden Project. The women weeded and planted the vegetable garden.
Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.
More information about the Zonta Club of Everett can be found on at www.zontaeverett.org or by calling 425-348-3501.
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