The 10th Annual Volunteer Appreciation was held Saturday April 9. Over 240 guests enjoyed a red carpet night, with a delicious dinner catered by Margarita’s Restaurant. The convention center was decorated with an Oscar theme. From the walk of fame on the floor to the mini Oscars and sunglasses on the tables for each attendee the message was clear. Our volunteers are the stars of this community! White Pine County Tourism & Recreation would like to thank Bath Lumber, Cruise In, Ghost Riders, Helping Hands, Leioloni Kammerer, Margarita’s, Ridley’s Family Market, R.M.E.F., Ely Rotary Club, Sportsworld and This & That for their raffle prize donations. We would also like to thank Mt. Wheeler Power and Wilson Bates Furniture for their donation of our grand prize. Without the help of these organizations, Ely would not be able to offer all the great activities, events and programs available that make this a such a great place to live and visit.

This year’s winners were:

American Heart Association                                    All Volunteers

Beta Sigma Phi RHO Chapter                                Rachael Gubler

Bristlecone Arts Council                                             Robin Hansen

Committee Against Child Hunger                     Debbie Fairman

Ely Renaissance Society                                        Jennifer Messina

Ely Rotary                                                                           Jerry Piccinini

Ely Volunteer Fire Dept.                                       Marian O’Donnell

Ghost Riders                                                                       Harry Franke

Great Basin Service Club                                          Linda Derbidge

Helping Hands                                                                             Iris Little

Lincoln Highway                                                                    Don Wallis

McGill Fire Dept.                                                           Ricky Garcia Jr.

Nevada Norther Railway                                           Howard Bohrn

Pink Ladies                                                                   Bernice Apodaca

Pony Express Schellbourne Reriders                            Tom Love

Relay for Life                                                                    Sandra Conner

R.S.V.P.                                                                               Calvin Kennedy

David E. Norman Elementary                              Angie McVicars

White Pine 4 Wheelers                                                                           John Grothe

White Pine 4-H                                                                               Nikki Barainca

White Pine Chamber                                                                   Earlynn Betsill

White Pine County EMS                                                              All Volunteers

White Pine County Fire District                                               All Volunteers

White Pine Horse Races                                          Duke & Melanie Cato

White Pine Jr. Jazz                                                                   Mele Kingston

White Pine Public Museum                                                Howard Bohrn

White Pine Fast Pitch                                                             Kathy Moskoff

Lori Drew photo Winners at the volunteer appreciation dinner held on April 9.

Lori Drew photo
Winners at the volunteer appreciation dinner held on April 9.