The Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association recognized six of its downtown volunteers.
The celebration event took place leading up to National Volunteer Week which occurs annually the third week in April. This national recognition was established 47 years ago, and is a time to celebrate people making impactful contributions through service. Approximately 63 million Americans volunteer annually.
The Downtown Glendale volunteers recognized included Sue Berntsen, Nancy Houck, Yvonne Knaack, Barbara Lentz, Becky Shady and Davita Solter.
These volunteers provide a wide array of services to the downtown area 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,” Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association president Lorraine Zomok stated in a news release.
The celebration took place 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 merchant’s association volunteer program is an essential component of the association’s mission to stimulate, enhance and sustain the economic vitality and customer experience of the Historic Downtown Glendale Shopping and Dining District.