Celebrating community and honoring volunteers was the focus of Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s recent Volunteer Recognition breakfast. With a staff of just two, the 40+ year-old educational non-profit depends on volunteer effort, community/government partners and financial supporters to further community betterment activities, projects and initiatives.
Ten community volunteer and partner awards were presented for the calendar year 2022:
Community Partner of the Year/Non-Profit, The Torras Foundation;
Community Partner of the Year/Profit, Savannah Bee Company;
Outstanding Public Service/City Government, Garrow Alberson;
Outstanding Public Service/County Government, Paul Andrews;
Outstanding Elected Official, Glynn County Commissioner Walter Rafolski;
Environmental Steward of the Year, Mara Lockard;
Horizon Award, Geoffrey Gable, Jr.;
Shining Star Award, Iglesia Aventista Del Septimo Dia;
Hindery Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer of the Year Award, Dazzlin Divaz Social Club;
Bootsie Mason Award of Excellence, Dawn Franco.
Each recipient received a custom-made award hand crafted from scrap wood and bicycle parts created by Terry Trowbridge.
Back Row L-R: Walter Rafolski, Paul Andrews, Garrow Alberson, Samantha Weldon, Cheramy Halett, Teja Pinkney and Daniel Escalante.
Front Row L-R: Lea King-Badyna, Mara Lockard, Dawn Franco, Monica del Cid, Geoffrey Gable, Jr., Michael Torras, Marcie Haney and Daren Pietsch