City of Woodinville recognizes volunteers
The City of Woodinville held their Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on Friday, Jan. 19,at the Northshore Senior Center.
John Markuson, coordinator for the city volunteers, was the master of ceremonies.
"Woodinville is privileged to benefit from the tremendous support of volunteers who help beautify our city through planting projects, who support our recreation programs, who help make our special events great and who provide much needed administrative support to city staff," said Mayor Randy Ransom who presented the awards.
Teen Volunteer of the Year went to Jak Thulien, a senior at Woodinville High School, who acted as a liaison between students and the city.
Volunteer Families of the Year went to three families who have worked on the Sammamish River Trail. They were Barb and Skyler Moses; Bijan, Shamim and Niaz Nafea; and Allen and Sara Lewis.
Those receiving special recognition included Jasmine Wang, a sophomore at Woodinville High School, who is known at the city as the "Web wizard" for designing and maintaining the city's teen Web page; Roy Brown, a sophomore at Woodinville High School, who is known as the "keyboard king" for spending more than 100 hours last summer for maintaining a database of more than 900 volunteer names; Amy Cattle and Cameron Rahman, Woodinville students whose art is displayed at the railroad trestle on 131st NE; and Roy Schiferl of Woodinville Lumber, for his extra support of city programs and events.
Groups thanked included the Cottage Lake Garden Club, Friends of Woodinville Garden Club, Woodinville Montessori School, Leota Jr. High students, Woodinville High students,
Roger Fisher, internationally known guitarist and a founder of the group Heart, entertained the audience with selections from his new CD entitled Evolution.