Celebrating our Volunteers

 We celebrated our volunteers with a Volunteer ParTEE/TEA on September 11th. Held outside in the garden we enjoyed socializing, playing games and memories. At this event we announced the winners of this year’sVolunteer Award. Their names are commemorated on the Founder’s Cup.

Left to right – President Margaret Roberts, Recipients: Ron Charlton, Ken Dill, Aleta Dennis, Kent Edmunds

Altea (Lee) Dennis – began her involvement at the BCC as a crafter at our shows over
25 years ago. After retiring as a crafter, she became a dedicated BCC volunteer. Lee is
one of the friendly voices on the phone who calls and asks if you’d like to volunteer for
an upcoming event. Lee has been a driving force behind the Buckhorn Festival of the
Arts for many years. She has so much knowledge in all aspects of the craft and art
shows, and generously shares her experience, energy and enthusiasm to help ensure
each event is a success.

The other three recipients contributed to a major accomplishment – working through
the summer heat to build our new garage.

Ken Dill – comes from a long family line of stone masons. The BCC has benefitted
from this expertise on many occasions including constructing the arts festival office,
grinding cement pads on hands and knees. He’s the type of person who jumps right in
when there’s a project that needs doing, puts his head down and gets to it.

Kent Edmunds – enthusiastically stepped up and offered to work on the garage. In
addition to being on the garage building crew, he was the team lead for Blizzardfest
and has contributed his drafting and engineering skills to draw site maps and plans for
the garage build and the new bar. Kent is very detailed oriented.

Ron Charlton – is a jack of all trades. He’s used his cabinet maker skills for many
carpentry projects including building cabinets, restoring chairs, setting up for the art
show, constructing the stage, and of course building the garage. He also enjoys
putting down his hammer and picking up a knife or potato masher in the kitchen to do
food prep for events.

Congratulations to all the recipients

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” James Mathew Barrie

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