Volunteers make a world of difference at center | Letter

What is worth thousands of dollars and costs nothing? Volunteers.

What is worth thousands of dollars and costs nothing? Volunteers.

The Black Diamond Community Center could not do any of the great work we do without the help of volunteers. For many years, every Tuesday and Thursday, Ron Brentson, LeRoy Holcomb, Vern Gibson, Sheri Potts and Mary Ann Knarreborg show up to help serve lunch, get the seniors coffee and help them with anything they need.

This past year new volunteers have started helping every week. Councilmembers Tamie Deady, Carol Benson and Janie Edelman take time out to help Tuesdays and Thursdays. Other new weekly volunteers are Gary Farmer, Julie Jacobs and Barbara Bretagno. Doug Ernst, our food bank manager, has more volunteer hours making food boxes than any of our full-time employees. Marie Freeman sets up tables every week with help from Roberta Paramore, who also works in our clothing bank. The Lake Sawyer Christian Church sends regular helpers for all special events. Angel Goral, wife of Commander Greg Goral, is our expert pie and cake cutter, who makes desserts look like a piece of art. Dave Ambur is our snow plowman. Joe Androsko is the “can do” and “will do” anything man as a volunteer.

We thank each and every one of you. You all make a world of difference to so many seniors you help serve.  You all are very valuable.

Cheryl Hanson,

executive director

Black Diamond Community Center

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