Nominations are now open for the 2015 Community Services of Starke County Volunteer of the Year. Nominees must be Starke County residents over the age of 60. They will be judged upon life achievements, volunteer work and civic contributions. The Community Services of Starke County board will review the nominations and decide the winner. The volunteer of the year will be named at the semi-annual volunteer luncheon on April 16.
Entry forms are available at the Community Services of Starke County Office on East Culver Road in Knox, or you can call 574-772-7070 to have one delivered. It can also be downloaded here: Volunteer of the Year form All nominations are due by March 17.
Previous award winners include the Ober Arbor Gleaners Club, Claude Slisher, Joan Chesak, Gene Blastic, Frank Skronski, John Torres, Pat Zobrist, Bill Stage, Donna Bailey, Dorothy Bryant, Linda Strehl, Louie Matzat, Ben and Alice Warren, Catherine Lemke, Patricia Gray-Thomas, Pearl Barnett, Ellen Stevenson, Gordon Byer, Sr., Mildred Doty, Ed Hasnerl, Alvin Werner, Michael Haugh, Lena Panipinto, Robert Smrt, Alma Jean Davis, Dorothy Singleton, Ione Moore and several others.