07 February 2018

​Thursday 2/5/18 - Big Rapids, MI 

The Salvation Army of Big Rapids recently held it's 2018 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. The event featured presentations from The Salvation Army's Youth Music Program, Timbrel Group and Youth Choir. Attendees were served breakfast for dinner by members of The Salvation Army's Community Advisory Board. During the event, organizers informed guests about the impact that their service has made in the community.

Awards were given to the Big Rapids Rotary, Lake-Osceola State Bank, Isabella Bank and the Ferris State Humanities Department for their dedication to service through The Salvation Army. Organizers also recognized several outstanding volunteers: Susan Acker, Angel Tree Volunteer of the Year; Tammy Tombs, Youth Program Volunteer of the Year; Charles Halladay, Corps Program Volunteer of the Year; Klay Hobson, Family Store Volunteer of the Year; Sam Smith, Red Kettle Volunteer of the Year; and T. Patrick Billig, Music Program Volunteer of the Year. Music Program Instructors were also provided with a special recognition for their efforts also.

In recognition for their dedication, time served, and overall servant hearts, Salvation Army Officers Envoys Ed and Theresa Hoskins along with Advisory Board Chairman Jonathan Eppley presented the Red Shield Award for Volunteerism to Brian and Elizabeth Carr.

"The goal for this event was to show our volunteers that we see their hard work, and to encourage them." explained Envoy Ed Hoskins, Salvation Army Corps Officer in Big Rapids, "They put in a ton of time and it's making a tremendous difference in our community. we could not do what we do without their help."

Award Winners:

 

Tammy Tombs - Youth Program Volunteer of the Year

Tammy Tombs - Youth Program Volunteer of the Year

T. Patrick Billig - Music Program Volunteer of the Year

Charles Halladay - Corps Program Volunteer of the Year

Susan Acker - Angel Tree Volunteer of the Year

Sam Smith - Red Kettle Campaign  Volunteer of the Year

Klay Hobson - Family Store Volunteer of the Year

Big Rapids Rotary Club (Michelle Moen) - Special Recognition

Salvation Army Music Program Instructors - Special Recognition

Lake Osceola State Bank - Chris Crawley - (Event Sponsor) Special Recognition

FSU Humanities (Scott Cohen) - Special Recognition

Brian and Elizabeth Carr - Red Shield Award for Volunteerism

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