The McKinney Center hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 23 at 7 p.m. McKinney Center volunteers were invited to eat ice cream, with a large array of toppings to choose from, and to gather to socialize. At 7:30 p.m. Skye McFarland, McKinney Center’s community program specialist, welcomed guests and gave awards to specific volunteers.
The McKinney Center has over 70 volunteers that served over 4,000 hours in 2020 and 2021. Volunteer hours come from a variety of activities including StoryTown tasks such as story collecting, participating in the radio show and helping with fundraisers. Other McKinney Center volunteer tasks include baking or donating food for events, distributing posters and catalogs, providing outreach activities and working as greeters.
This year’s awards included: Paul & Venessa Braxton, Sweet Treat Sweeties; Ann Florence, Ceramic Supporter of the Year; Zel Hester, The Queen of the Check-In 3 Years Running; Susu Floyd, Pastry Making Princess; Foye Webb, Motorist Master; Phyllis Fabozzi, Puts up with the most Drama 3 Years Running; Gregg Huddlestone, Extra Mile Award; Heidi Ehle and Michelle Treece, Outstanding Volunteers and Nancy Kavanaugh, Greatest of All-Time award (G.O.A.T).