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Carol Westbrook Named Lake Michigan College Mainstage Volunteer of the Year

August 15, 2013

Mainstage Volunteer of the Year
Mainstage Volunteer of the Year Carol Westbrook (center) with Front of House & Volunteer Coordinator Heather Starkey and Mainstage Operations Manager Mike Nadolski.

BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – Carol Westbrook of Coloma was named the 2012-2013 Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage Volunteer of the Year during the College’s 21st annual volunteer appreciation party. She was recognized for her efforts from the group of 94 active Mainstage volunteers.

“Carol is the ideal volunteer. She rolls out the red carpet for each and every person she interacts with and helps us make a great lasting impression,” said Heather Starkey, Mainstage front of house & volunteer coordinator. Nominated by her peers for the award this year, Carol has been volunteering at the Mendel Center Mainstage for three years. She and her husband Randy are also active in Corvette Coventry of Southwestern Michigan.

The appreciation event was held to celebrate the work of the volunteers who staffed more than 55 LMC and community events during the past season. Mainstage volunteers are responsible for ushering and assisting with mailings for the Theatre and the College. During the annual party, awards are also given to volunteers based on years of service. This year, 14 volunteers received their 20-year service pin: Joyce Butler, Glenn Eckert, Lorraine Eckert, Carol Flautt, MaryAnn Forsythe, Dee Friske, Wyvonne Johnson, Kelvin Krantz, Norita Lachica, Debbie McCartney, Candace Onweller, Marilyn Riley, Linda Steinke and Joyce Stockman. Virginia Skibbe was presented a 10-year service pin and Jean McNitt and Linda McPherson received 15-year service pins.

“We couldn’t open the doors without the dedication and commitment of the Mainstage volunteers,” Starkey said. “Each year we’re impressed with their energy and willingness to serve the community.”

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