“The village could not function without our family of volunteers,” said Executive Director Emilie Alfino. “They are highly skilled and informed about the island’s history, and they get scores of compliments from our guests. We are very lucky to have such wonderful people involved in our village.”
Volunteers celebrating anniversaries were recognized, as were new volunteers.
New volunteers: Mary Bondurant, Ginny Darby, Annette Hendrick, Kay McDonald, Jaye Nagle, Susan Nickson, Barbara Renneke, Jeanne Shumway, Bart Smith, Rachel Stewart, Frankie Tozzi, and Keith Trowbridge.
Celebrating five years of service: Mike DiCorpo, Martha Dilger, Carol Gertsen, Clivie Goodwin, Sally Kennedy, Edina Lessack, Patty Moore, Donna Oberhill, Ellen O’Neill, Kathy Price, and Nancy Siegel
Celebrating 10 years of service: Judy Addison, Dorothy Donaldson, Sally Duffy, Nanette Laurion, Kitty Moore, and Blair Wyatt.
Celebrating 15 years of service: Gayle Pence
A large committee of volunteers organized and planned the event, including chair Terry Jacob and Lois Codair, the member in charge of decorating.
The historical village is currently open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Beginning in May, the village switches to summer hours, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older; those under 18 and members are free. Docent-guided tours are available at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at no extra charge, based upon docent availability. There is handicap access to all buildings. For information, call 472-4648 during business hours or visit www.sanibelmuseum.org.