The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards are a way for the government to recognize volunteers for their undeniable contributions. The awards, including a pin and certificate, are also a way to thank volunteers for their continuous years of commitment and dedicated service to a group. This year, four local Community Living Essex County volunteers were recognized at a formal ceremony at the Caboto Club of Windsor on Friday, April 15, 2016.
Community Living Essex County Board President, Ron Giofu at far left, with Executive Director, Nancy Wallace-Gero and Tony DeSantis, Manager,Community Relations at far right joined in to recognize volunteers Larry Foley of Amherstburg for 15 years of service, Maria Martin of Leamington for 10 years and Melissa Kinghorn of Windsor for 15 years of service. Volunteers unable to attend the event but who have contributed many years of service to Community Living Essex County included, Dan Zompanti of Kingsville for 10 years, Jennifer Fraser of Kingsville and Sarah Newton of Essex for 5 years of continuous service.