Writer Elizabeth Andrew said, “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart.”
The Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association recently recognized six of its volunteers. The celebration event was held leading up to National Volunteer Week, which is the third week in April. This national recognition was established 47 years ago and is a time to celebrate people doing impactful things through service. Approximately 63 million Americans volunteer annually.
The Downtown Glendale volunteers who were recognized included Sue Berntsen, Nancy Houck, Yvonne Knaack, Barbara Lentz, Becky Shady and Davita Solter.
The volunteers provide a wide array of services to downtown, including visitor services, event planning and hospitality.
“The celebration was our opportunity to recognize the tremendous contributions our downtown volunteers provide through their time, talents and energy to our part of the world,” said Lorraine Zomok, president of the Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association.
The celebration was held at the GFWC Glendale Woman’s Club in partnership with Bears & More, the Cottage Garden, Evergreen Center of Oriental Medicine, Glendale Flowers and Gifts, Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures, Papa Ed’s Ice Cream, the PhytoNutrient House, Pink House Boutique and the Spicery in Our 1895 Home.
The merchants association volunteer program is an essential component of HDGMA’s mission to stimulate, enhance and sustain the economic vitality and customer experience of the Historic Downtown Glendale Shopping and Dining District, Zomok said.
For more information about the Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association and the downtown volunteer program, stop by visitdowntownglendale.com.