11th Annual Golden Heart Volunteers Celebrated on April 25

The Volunteer Center of Door County celebrated the 11th Annual Golden Heart Volunteer Celebration on April 25. Three hundred guests celebrated at the Stone Harbor Ballroom, honoring the contributions of volunteers, nonprofit agency representatives and local sponsors. Casey and Nicole Rabach presented the keynote address, and Marti Spittell Ziegelbauer returned for her 11th year as Master of Ceremonies.

Award recipients received $500 to donate to a Door County charity of their choice in addition to a custom-designed art piece by Chad Luberger of Plum Bottom Pottery. The 2013 award recipients are: Susan Johnson (Adult); Jon & Leslie Gast (Arts & Culture); Lois Rice, Lucille Sohns and Pat Loomis, Bargains Unlimited (Group); and Dave Pape (Lifetime of Service).

Academic scholarships of $500 were awarded to high school seniors who demonstrated an outstanding commitment to volunteerism. The 2013 Golden Heart Youth Scholarship winners are: Samantha Paider, Southern Door; Ali Sommerfeldt, Sturgeon Bay; and Sarah Waldron, Washington Island.

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