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Volunteer Appreciation

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Dec. 9 Lunch

The historical society hosted a full house Dec. 9 for its annual Volunteer Appreciation Lunch. We were honored to host the Marengo Community High School Choir, directed by Todd Stellmach.

A special thank you goes out to "Party Girls" Marcia Lockwood, Mary Jane Schuring, Diane Urban and Coral Scranton for organizing the the lunch – ably assisted by Office Manager Nancy Roozée. Thanks also to Mike DeRose of StoneBakers Pizza for catering the event. Following a trivia contest compiled by staffer Jess Cunny, the program got under way.

In addition to those lucky enough to win a poinsetta plant, others leaving with a special gift included Arlyn Booth (Panera gift card), Chris Frenz (Tonkin tree) and Mary Montgomery ($30 gift certifcate to Checker's Restaurant in Union, courtesy of Alex Camen). Mary is this year's Volunteer of the Year, recognized for her many hours driving The James mobilie musuem, scorekeeping for our vintage baseball team - the "Independants" – and her many hours volunteering around the musuem in various capacities. Thanks to everyone!