This Sunday afternoon at 1 pm in The Junction, we hope you can take a few minutes to stop at Hometown Holidays Headquarters (by KeyBank) and applaud the latest winners of the twice-yearly West Seattle Volunteer Recognition Awards. You nominated them; reps from the Southwest and Delridge District Councils picked the winners; and along with the councils, WSB co-sponsors the awards. We customarily announce the winners a few days ahead, but in case you want to be surprised, we’re putting the list after the jump –
We’ll run more details of the honorees’ achievements after the ceremony on Sunday. But for now, drum roll …
Environmental Volunteer: *Patrick Dunn* (Sustainable West Seattle treasurer and key leader in creation of the West Seattle Tool Library)
Community and Organization Volunteer: *Roxanne Simonds* (Family Promise of Seattle board member)
Youth Volunteer: *Sawyer Coe* (16 years old and has already been volunteering for five years, from food banks to greenbelt invasive removal!)
Group: *West Seattle Be Prepared* (working to make sure our area is ready for disaster, just in case, particularly through the 9 Emergency Communication Hubs)
Whether you know any of these volunteers personally or not, please take a few minutes out of your busy holiday weekend to stop by Hometown Holidays HQ at 1 pm Sunday to celebrate the great work they do for our community. This is the first time the ceremony’s being held without a built-in audience – so having you there means a lot! (And you’ll be close to the Hometown Holidays excitement like free mule-carriage rides, Santa photos for a $15 donation to WestSide Baby, etc., not to mention the final hour of the West Seattle Farmers’ Market, so there’s no place better to be right about then, anyway.