Volunteer breakfast held in Farmington Hills

May 12, 2017 by  

The City of Farmington Hills Special Services Department Adults 50 & Better, in conjunction with the Farmington Area Commission on Aging, held its yearly Volunteer Breakfast this month.

The event honors volunteers who are currently active in providing service to organizations and individuals in Farmington Hills and/or Farmington.

The theme of the event was ‘Volunteers are MVPs’, and the keynote address was given by Tim McCormick, who retired after a career in the NBA playing for such teams as the Seattle Supersonics and the Philadelphia 76ers.

There were many awards given, some using the age of the recipient as the marker. Those 50 years and older were eligible for the Gold Award, which went to Art Mikkola. He volunteers for blood drives and delivers Meals on Wheels, among other activities.

Individuals 75 years of age and older were eligible for the Margaret Loridas Diamond Award, which was presented to Ron Holland. Since 1962, Holland has been volunteering for Goodfellows and also is a Little League football coach.

Other honorees include Bette Rose, who won the Robert A. Eastman S.A.G.E. Award for her work with elementary students; Mary Trevisan and Doris Ramsey, who won the Loretta C. Conway Senior Division Award for their work on senior nutrition; and Jim Buckner, who won the Aldo Vagnozzi Spirit Award for helping prepare residents’ tax returns for the past nine years.

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