The Volunteer Center of Door County celebrated the 17th Annual Golden Heart Volunteer Celebration “Volunteers- Our Brightest Stars” on Thursday, April 11, 2019 Guests celebrated at the Stone Harbor Ballroom honoring the incredible work of Door County volunteers and the non-profit organizations they serve.
Corey Reyment, life-long resident of Northeast Wisconsin provided the keynote address titled "Life Is Short". Corey has truly come to realize what a big impact each person can havein the short time we are given on the planet. Corey spoke on the ripple effect just changing the life of one peron can have and challenged the attendees to go out and make as many positive impacts as they can. Pam Seiler and Dan Tjernagel served as the Master of Ceremonies. Each nominee received a complimentary dinner and a gift from Woodrow Engineering.
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. Gretchen Mueller, Margaret Hartman and Bria Caldecott each received a $500 academic scholarship. The 2019 award recipients are:
Adult: Traci Bournoville, Corpus Christi Fellowship Committee
Environmental Stewardship: Annie Egan, Celebrate Water Door County
Group: Door County Habitat for Humanity Home Preservation Team
Youth Scholarship: Gretchen Mueller, Southern Door High; Margaret Hartman, Sevastopol High; and Bria Caldecott, Gibraltar High School
Karl May Lifetime of Service Award: Julie LaLuzerne, Wisconsin Humane Society/Door County Campus Therapy Dog Program
The Volunteer Center is pleased to host this community-building event to support volunteerism in Door County with support from Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club Charitable Trust, and Nicolet National Bank.. For information on how you can volunteer, please visit our website at www.VolunteerDoorCounty.com or call the Volunteer Center at (920) 746-7704.