The December 2018 Volunteers of the Month are the Burritt Brigade members. These men are an integral part of our venue. They help maintain our site. This includes repairing the chicken coop, maintaining the trail, installing holiday lights, moving furniture and the list goes on and on. Each task is a group effort. They are such brave souls to weather our weather too! We love these professionals that retired, want to work outside and get their hands a little dirty. The best part of this job is the camaraderie that has developed between the group over the years. Coffee, snacks, work and laughter abound when the Brigade gets together! The leadership of Fred Ecklund is instrumental in making all this happen!
Thank you for making a difference in the “quality of life” at Burritt on the Mountain!
December 2018 – The Burritt Brigade
November 2018 – Kevin Yarbrough
October 2018 – Christina Bagdazian
September 2018 – Tiffany Unterholzer
August 2018 – Shaylee Dutro, Riley Alexander and Aemilia Sturgeon
July 2018 – Nancy Butler
June 2018 – Scott Mosley
May 2018 – Angela Farmer
April 2018 – Graham Foster and Michael Clark
March 2018 – Betty Cherry
February 2018 – Michael Dueck
January 2018 – Bryant Saiki
December 2017 – Phil Coker
November 2017 – Judy Berry
October 2017 – Ron Thomas
September 2017 – Lowell Zoller
August 2017 – Chloe Darden
July 2017 – Gabriella Stovall
June 2017 – Bob Felis
May 2017 – Kari Boisvert
April 2017 – Alabama A&M University’s Honors Program Volunteers, led by Kennedy Copeland
March 2017 – Hazel Green Culinary Arts Classes, led by Caitlyn Bowling
February 2017 – Jean Salter
January 2017 – Megan Anders
December 2016 – Patty Fitzgerald
November 2016 – Anne Sentell
The Allie Swann Award for 2017 goes to Ronold Thomas, for his dedication to Burritt on the Mountain. Ronold has been instrumental to Burritt. He staffs and/or organizes the blacksmith shop for our field trips, camps and special events in the Historic Park and has done so for over 10 years. We would be hard pressed to offer educational programs about blacksmithing without Ronold to share his time and talent. Ronold has also used his expertise to help kick off blacksmithing in the Batson Forge for our Folklife School. This included construct 3 new gas forges, repairing anvils and purchasing equipment. Ronold continuously repairs items and make new items for the Historic Park. Ronold makes you realize how important blacksmiths were to every community that popped up! Thank you Ronold for your service to Burritt and the community.
The Francis Sisco Volunteer of the Year 2017 award winner is Judy Berry. Judy Berry is a three year member in the guild. She jumped right in volunteering at Burritt. Judy is Meghan’s right hand helping with Homeschool Happenings. Her teacher skills are very useful in that setting. She has also assisted our instructors with our camp programs each season. Field trips can be added to Judy’s list of duties. Judy served during the holiday dinners and helped with crafts for Candlelight Christmas. Judy can be found directing cars in the parking lot during the concert series. She is always ready to squeeze us into her schedule! Thank you.