Congratulations, West Seattle Volunteer Recognition winners!

Here’s another reason to be at the West Seattle Junction Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting (at left, The Tree, photographed this afternoon) this Saturday night: The latest winners of West Seattle Volunteer Recognition honors will be introduced and, with your help, cheered mightily! Today we’re giving them an advance shoutout, now that the application-review committee has announced its decision and gotten the news to the winners (in hopes they all can be there). It’s another star-studded group:

Chas Redmond
Pete Spalding

Both are involved with too many groups to list here (we’ll have a more detailed report on the winners this weekend). Just a quick sampling: Chas co-chairs the Southwest District Council and leads the West Seattle Trails project; Pete leads the West Seattle Food Bank Board of Directors and is a WS rep on the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Oversight Committee.

Jay Mirro
Judy Pickens

Both are involved in a variety of community efforts but are being recognized in this case as active stewards of revitalized West Seattle waterways: Jay, Longfellow Creek; Judy, Fauntleroy Creek.

Janet Hillier (Chief Sealth High School PTSA)
Paul Leonardo (Southwest Seattle PONY Baseball president)

Volunteers at Providence Mount St. Vincent (as the nomination form pointed out: The Mount has more than 200 active volunteers ranging in age from 14 to 92!)

Congratulations to all these hardworking volunteers, and thanks to everyone who nominated someone for the honor – this is the second group this year (meet the first group here), and there’ll be another chance in the new year to get recognition for more of the hardworking volunteers who help make West Seattle a very special place. And back to the Tree Lighting, where they’ll get their turn in the spotlight – it all starts at 5 pm Saturday, Farmers’ Market parking lot at 44th/Alaska, including music, caroling, and more, as the kickoff to Hometown Holidays (co-sponsored again this year by WSB) – and remember to enter the $6,500 Junction giveaway BEFORE Saturday, so you’ll be in the first drawing during the tree-lighting event!

3 Replies to "Congratulations, West Seattle Volunteer Recognition winners!"

  • me on 28th Ave SW December 2, 2009 (6:34 pm)

    I feel lucky to live in a community where so many people volunteer. Cheers to all of you!

  • Ms Evelyn December 4, 2009 (8:38 pm)

    The residents and the employees of The Mount make it a wonderful place to volunteer. The very caring staff and volunteers are there for the purpose of making a safe and nurturing home for the residents. Those of us who volunteer there feel very honored to be able to spend time with this special group of people!

    Merry Christmas!

  • Fauntleroy Salmon Spawners December 4, 2009 (10:04 pm)

    Thank you, Judy, for all you do! We, the fish of Fauntleroy Creek, couldnt make it home every year without all of your hard work.

Sorry, comment time is over.