LISBON – Lisbon Community School staff showed appreciation for the many hours its volunteer force of 347 members contributed during the school year.

“Making Moments Measurable” was the theme for the first annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Theater held recently. Superintendent Shannon Welsh welcomed close to 100 volunteers, staff and family members.

Principal Carlene Iverson introduced the events. Volunteer Coordinator Monica Millhime commended the volunteers on their efforts throughout the year. She said, “Your combined efforts, as a galvanized force of volunteers, contributed over 5,000 hours of service at LCS. At Lisbon Community School we regard volunteers as essential components of our children’s educational journey.”

The evening included food, entertainment provided by Philip W. Sugg Middle School Players performing scenes from “Mmmbeth” and the Lisbon High School Drama Club under the direction of Jacqlyn Young, drama teacher. Mother/daughter duet of “All That Jazz” was performed by Sybill and Ashley Brewer.

During the evening, 19 volunteers were awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national honor offered in recognition of volunteer service. Silver awards for 250 hours or more went to Lisa Caron, 323 hours; Carol Day, 286 hours; Norma Newbury, 250 hours; and Kevin Curtis, 240 hours.

Bronze awards for 100 hours or more were presented to Angela Parton, 150 hours; Sandy Hogan, 145 hours; Traci Austin, 139 hours; Nancy Lavalee, 135 hours; Cheryl Gardner, 130 hours; Amy Austin, 125 hours; Melissa Heise, 121 hours; Janice Huston, 115 hours; Karen Whitney, 110 hours; Kathi Yergin, 110 hours, Lisa Galarneau, 107 hours; Peggi Binneau, 105 hours; Cathy Normand, 104 hours; Jim Millhime, 102 hours; and Tina Judd, 100 hours.

Established in 2003, the award is available on an annual basis to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering.

As one of hundreds of certifying organizations participating in the program, Lisbon Community School confers the award to recognize the outstanding achievements of its volunteers.

“LCS volunteers work to make our school and our community of schools in Union 30, stronger and safer,” Millhime said. “LCS is proud to be aligned with this prestigious volunteer award, and we are especially proud of our volunteers who have made volunteer service a central part of their lives. Each and every time a volunteer assists us with a project, whether it is in the classroom, tutoring, a reading buddy, chaperoning on a field trip, working from home on a special project or assisting in the office, our volunteers are contributing to broadening a child’s educational horizon.”

She said, “We are currently embarking on building our volunteer resources at Philip W. Sugg and Lisbon High School. Our volunteers set an example for their children and encourage them to be junior volunteers.”

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