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News Release

For immediate release - March 1, 2018

Volunteers Honored By County Commissioners

  
Pictured (from left to right):

Jim Briggs, Volunteer Literacy Tutor, Cagan Crossings Library
Jonathan Dolce, Branch Manager, Astor County Library
Tristan VanCise, Volunteer, Astor County Library
Elise VanCise, Library Page, Astor County Library
Carolina Sanchez, Volunteer Literacy Tutor, Cooper Memorial Library
Wanda Klaas, Volunteer Literacy Tutor, Cooper Memorial Library
Jessica Anderson, Library Services Literacy Coordinator
Susan Bennett, Volunteer, Cagan Crossings Library
 

Each year, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners honors volunteers who've served Lake County. This year's ceremony occurred on Februrary 27 at the county board meeting.

The volunteers contributed over 19,000 hours in 2017 at the animal shelter, public libraries, parks and other offices, significantly assisting the county in offering excellent customer service and facilitating important programs to Lake County residents.

Their service amounted to the equivalent of nine full-time employee positions, and if paid minimum wage for these hours, would be valued at more than $154,000 combined.

Of the 46 volunteers recognized, 24 (52%) helped the Lake County Library System. Their names are below:

  1. Connie Gibb - 657.25 hours, Literacy Tutor, Cagan Crossigns Library
  2. Howard Youngmeyer – 641 hours, Literacy Tutor, Cagan Crossings Library
  3. Rosely Piraino – 425.25 hours, Literacy Tutor, Cooper Memorial Library
  4. Carl Collar – 379 hours, Literacy Tutor, Leesburg Public Library
  5. Wanda Klaas – 360 hours, Literacy Tutor, Cooper Memorial Library
  6. Penny Carter – 355 hours, Literacy Tutor, Leesburg Public Library
  7. Debbie Folgueiras – 316 hours, Literacy Tutor, Cooper Memorial Library
  8. Sandie Selman – 292.5 hours, Literacy Tutor, East Lake County Library
  9. Martha Harnit – 257.5 hours, Literacy Tutor, Cooper Memorial Library
  10. Teresa Foster – 248 hours, Literacy Tutor, Cooper Memorial Library
  11. Tristan VanCise  – 226 hours, Volunteer Astor Library
  12. Carl Mullins – 189.75 hours, Volunteer, Cagan Crossings Library
  13. Brenda Klein – 185 hours, Volunteer, Cagan Crossings Library
  14. Lindsey Skinner – 176.8 hours, Volunteer, Cagan Crossings Library
  15. Marjorie Ferguson – 172.75 hours, Literacy Tutor, Lady Lake Public Library
  16. Nancy Puckett – 163.75 hours, Volunteer, Cagan Crossings Library
  17. Michelle Brady – 163 hours, Volunteer, Cooper Memorial Library
  18. Linda Perrine – 159.5 hours, Volunteer, Cooper Memorial Library
  19. Bev Hallman – 158.75 hours, Literacy Tutor, Cooper Memorial Library
  20. Carolina Sanchez – 156.5 hours, Literacy Tutor, Cooper Memorial Library
  21. Jim Briggs – 156.25 hours, Literacy Tutor, Cagan Crossings Library
  22. Susan Bennett – 152 hours, Volunteer, Cagan Crossings Library
  23. Hulda Davids – 150 hours, Literacy Tutor,Cooper Memorial Library
  24. Jarold Michael - 150 hours, Volunteer, Cagan Crossings Library 

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Media contact:
Jessica Anderson
Literacy Coordinator
352-253-6180
janderson@mylakelibrary.org

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