County officials honored some of its most dedicated volunteers in a Dec. 20 ceremony.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Marc Shapiro
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks honored 45 volunteers on Monday, Dec. 20, at its Shining Star awards ceremony. Honorees included Pat Naughton from Reisterstown and Vincent Rollo of Owings Mills. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and the county council, along with recreation and parks staff, took part in the ceremony. "Our council volunteers are essential to the success of our recreation programs and councils and make a critical difference in both the quality of programs that we are able to offer and the quality of life in our neighborhoods," said Kamenetz in a press release. Volunteers, who run programs, coach teams and teach, were honored based on experience and volunteer hours. In 2010, almost 72,000 individuals …
Students in CCBC's Post Secondary Functional Academic Learning Support program, designed to help individuals with special needs gain job skills, were given the Jeanne Baetjer Volunteer Award Tuesday at the Irvine Nature Center.
An award symbolizing commitment and selflessness was bestowed upon seven students from the Community College of Baltimore County Extension Center Tuesday. More than a dozen workers, family and friends gathered in the lobby at the Irvine Nature Center after lunch to present student volunteers in the Post Secondary Functional Academic Learning Support program, designed to help individuals with special needs gain job skills, with the annual Jeanne Baetjer Volunteer Award. While the crowd clapped, the students broke into smiles. PSFALS instructor Cathy Fisher said the moment was appropriate. Fisher has taught the program for almost six years, while instructional assistant Vince Johnson has helped out for almost four years. "They really deserve…