The Jonesborough Community Chest and the Community Chest’s Volunteer Committee invite the press to join them for a reception on Monday, April 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, located at 117 Boone Street. This event will be followed by the Board of Mayor and Alderman (BMA) meeting at 7 p.m. in which a proclamation honoring Jonesborough’s volunteers and acknowledging April as Volunteer Appreciation Month will be read. This BMA meeting will take place at Jonesborough Town Hall, located at 123 Boone Street.
Town of Jonesborough officials, department directors and leaders from 30 local organizations that use volunteers are invited to the event. At the reception the Jonesborough Community Chest will announce and recognize Jonesborough’s 2021 Outstanding Volunteers–three adults and two youth. The Outstanding Volunteers were selected by the Community Chest Volunteer Committee from nominations solicited from the community.
The proclamation will establish April as Jonesborough Volunteer Appreciation Month and will recognize the value of volunteers to the quality of life in Jonesborough. The Jonesborough Community Chest is initiating this first month-long recognition of the volunteers from over 30 Jonesborough organizations, agencies and schools that engage volunteers to fulfill their mission and service to the community.
The Jonesborough Community Chest was incorporated in 2008 and reinstated in 2012 to lead a collaboration with other community-based organizations to respond to current and unmet needs within the Jonesborough community including encouraging volunteerism. For more information, please contact Lynda Harris at L_harris02@comcast.net or 703.388.6060.