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Nominate a Tri-Lakes Volunteer of the Year

January 15, 2015
Editorial , Lake Placid News

Hundreds of functions in the North Country depend on volunteerism. People are fed and clothed, the ill are cared for, fires are extinguished, campaigns are run, artists' work is promoted, libraries are maintained, and the natural environment is curated by volunteers.

In March, as usual, the Lake Placid News and Adirondack Daily Enterprise will honor a particularly service-oriented local resident as the Tri-Lakes Volunteer of the Year, and as usual, we need you to help us by suggesting people deserving of the honor.

Each of the Tri-Lakes villages has its own volunteer awards, but this is the only one for the entire region.

We need Volunteer of the Year nominations from you, our readers. The final deadline for us to receive these is Wednesday, Feb. 11. Our staff will choose a winner from your suggestions.

The Volunteer of the Year should be someone who has made a real, active commitment to helping out in his or her community. It could be someone who helps in many areas or someone who has fulfilled a strong commitment to one program for a long time. It could be someone whose volunteerism is measured in decades or someone who made huge contributions in the past year. The Volunteer of the Year cannot receive any material compensation for this work.

Your nomination should contain a written description of the volunteer work your nominee does and why you think the person deserves the award. Submit your nomination to Peter Crowley at or by mail to Volunteer of the Year, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, P.O. Box 318, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. You can also drop it off to us at 54 Broadway, Saranac Lake or fax it to 518-891-2756. However you do it, please put "Volunteer of the Year" right up at the top.

A story about the winning volunteer will appear in the Community Resource Guide, which will be distributed inside the News on March 20.

Here are the past Volunteers of the Year:

2014 Gloria Drucker

2013 (No award given)

2012 Linda Young

2011 Dmitry Feld

2010 Virginia Bristol

2009 Katie Fischer

2008 Cherie Fisher

2007 Roland Patnode

2006 Natalie Leduc

2005 Joy Harvey

2004 Paulann Andrews

2003 Bob McKillip

2002 Marjorie McLaughlin

2001 Lora Brown

2000 Conni Cross

1999 John Howard

1998 Tom Scheefer

1997 Rip Allen

1996 Rick Knapton

1995 Jim Rollier

1994 Frank Morrison

1993 Dan and Issy Cassell

1992 Ruth Miller

1991 Gary Ryther

We hope reading these names does for you what it does for us - reminds you of how good all these hard-working people are and makes you want to follow in their footsteps.



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