Volunteers Honored at 15th Golden Heart Celebration

The Volunteer Center of Door County celebrated the 15th Annual Golden Heart Volunteer Celebration “Follow Your Heart,” April 20, 2017. Guests celebrated at the Stone Harbor Resort Ballroom honoring the incredible work of Door County volunteers and the agencies they serve.

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 Gallery. Three youth scholarship recipients received a $500 academic scholarship.

Nancy Hutchinson. Photo by Jason Mann Photography.

The 2017 award recipients are:

Adult:  Sheila Petroni, Neighbor to Neighbor

Arts & Culture:  Bill Freyman, Door County Maritime Museum

Environmental Stewardship:  Jane Whitney, Björklunden

Group:  Door County Medical Center Auxiliary

Youth:  Kayla Marchant, Southern Door High School; Paige Sullivan, Sturgeon Bay High School; and Julia DeMain, Sevastopol High School

Lifetime of Service:  Nancy Hutchinson, Adopt-A-Soldier Door County

The Volunteer Center hosted the event with support from Door County Medical Center, Nicolet National Bank, Wisconsin Public Service Foundation and many other local businesses and organizations. For information on how to help organizations in the Door County community, visit or call 920.746.7704.

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