At the reception on Sunday, March 10 at The Center, the 2013 Medfield Foundation volunteers of the year were recognized for their extraordinary volunteer service.
Pictured in the front row are Beth Eby, Al Manganello, Ann Thompson, and Katrina Simon, and in the back row are Rick Abecunas, Cynthia Greene, Michelle Doucette, Greg Lyons, Emily Monac, and Rich McKinney.
All those nominated for recognition and those people that suggested them for recognition spoke about the volunteer work they are doing. Kathy Simon commented that “we were so impressed with all the volunteers. It was uplifting to see what an amazing group
of people we have in Medfield. Makes me proud to live here!” Patti Garofalo remarked that “it’s quite a special event for everyone who attends. We all leave there feeling happier and very proud of our town for cultivating such terrific, kind people/volunteers.”
Congressman Joseph Kennedy honored the four volunteers of the year with flags flown over the Capital in their honor, and Representatives Garlick and Winslow and Senator Timilty joined together to provide them proclamations from the legislature. Selectman Mark Fisher also presented them honors for the town.
The Medfield Foundation raises private monies for public purpose in Medfield, $1.4 m. to date, and has also been specially recognizing individual volunteers since 2008.