The Highground Volunteer Appreciation Picnic and the 2019 acknowledgement of volunteer hours was postponed until Saturday, October 17, due to COVID-19.
The Highground staff served the volunteers a warm lunch of homemade Brunswick Stew followed by sharing of self-composed volunteer poems, laughter and tears. Supporters who volunteered 100-149 hours were presented with a Certificate of Appreciation and a warm Thank You. Those who volunteered 150-399 hours of their time were presented with a Certificate of Appreciation, a warm Thank You and a “volunteer” key chain. Bonnie Henchen and Don Quicker received a Certificate of Appreciation, a warm Thank You and a custom “volunteer” key chain for giving 400+ hours of their time. In recognition of her devotion to The Highground Veterans, staff and visitors, Sharon Tollefson received 2019 Volunteer of the Year.
To say The Highground appreciates all the volunteers who freely give of their time is an understatement. The staff, Veterans and all who visit are eternally grateful for the dedication and commitment these volunteers show on a regular basis. As a nonprofit Veterans memorial park, the staff is small and the projects are big. It would not be possible for The Highground to effectively continue its mission to Honor, Educate and Heal without all the extraordinarily kind, patient and understanding volunteers.
Following tradition, a raffle was held along with a collection of non-perishable items with all proceeds going to the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Clark County.
To learn more about volunteering at The Highground, visit our Volunteer page.