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May 2004
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Kids reward Volunteers

For National Volunteer Week, Michelle LaFreniere has worked with the 7th- and 8th- graders to identify the Island's many “official” volunteers (300+, representing 37 organizations), approach Island businesses for the donation of prizes, and then hold a drawing to determine their distribution.

Two posters, done by ‘master calligrapher’ Kevin Gillespie, were on view at the Citizen of the Year Banquet on April 24th, one listing the organizations and the other the prize winners.
Organizations were the Lady AmVets, the Girl Scouts, Holy Cross Catholic Church, the Sports Boosters, Beaver Island Christian Church, the Wildlife Club, the Youth Consortium, the Rural Health Center Board, AmVets, the Preservation Society, and the Historical Society.

Individual winners were Jan Hartle, Barb Kenwabikise, Matthew Cull, the Schwartzfishers, the Carys, Bill McDonough, Angel Welke, Sarah Myers, Joe Reed, Dorothy Willis, Howard Davis, Jeff Powers, Danielle Cary, Laura Gillespie, McDonough's Market, Ray and Nina Cole, Rachel McDonough, Debbie Bousquet, Connie Wojan, Tina Morgan, Lois Williams, Ric Roane, and Phil Gregg. Prizes included a Year Subscription to the Beaver Beacon donated by the Beaver Beacon, a Coffee (the Beaver Island Boat Company), a Ball Cap (the Beaver Island Boat Company), a free Round of Golf (the Beaver Island Golf Course), a Gift Certificate to Nina's Restaurant (Ray and Nina Cole), a Drink Cup (the Beaver Island Marina), a Candle (Islecraft/Beaver Island Realty), a Flag (the Beaver Island Transportation Authority), a Cooler Cup (Cary Concrete), a $50 Savings Bond (Charlevoix State Bank), Breakfast at Dalwhinnies (Dalwhinnie), Bags of Cookies (Deerwood), Car Washes (Eager Beaver Clean and Store), a Candle (East Wind Spa), a Gift Certificate for Stoney Acre Grill (Ed Wojan Realty), a Soap Dish (Emerald Isle Gallery), and a Half Day Kayaking Trip (Inland Seas - Ken Bruland).

Now we can see how important volunteers are to life on Beaver Island!

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