The Main Street Program’s Annual meeting last Wednesday, January 20, was a time to recognize our volunteers. They each do what they can. They do so because they want to. It’s not their ‘job’ and certainly no one pays them. They do it because they know they should. Although we cannot ever begin to thank each and every one of them properly, I want to at least recognize some of the great volunteers from 2015. Special thanks goes out to each of them for their endless dedication as they give of their time and talents to be Barnesville’s Main Street Program.
Our 2015 Board of Directors: Ryan Tonsfeldt, Sydni Mansager, Pete Larson, Scott Loeslie, Aubree Martinez, Duane Morey, Mary Ann Scheffler & Cindy Sillerud. The Promotions Committee: Lindsey Bontjes, Michelle Field, Brooke Fradet, Jill Moen, Jamie Tate, Dr. Katie Van Den Einde, Janet Rasmussen, Cindy Ullrich, and Cindy Zander. The Design Committee: Leah Baker, Mike Detloff, Gretchen Gottsaker, Kelly Haugen, Carolyn Peloubet, Gina Stanford, Jerry Stanford and Ruth Thomas. The Barnesville Showcase Committee: Bruce Albright, Becky Eggiman, Dar Hines, Tom Jensen and Pete Larson. The Miss Barnesville Pageant Committee: Lenora Arntson, Becky Eggiman, Kaylene Motschenbacher, Mary Ann Scheffler, Jolene Paulson, Mary Lou Thompson, and Patty Wiczek. The Show ‘n Shine Committee: Jerry Stanford and Jon Braton. These individuals have given many hours to serve in a leadership capacity for the Main Street Program. Without that leadership, past and present, the Main Street Program would not exist in Barnesville.
But we also rely heavily on the ‘hands on’ volunteers. Those who take tickets, participate in parades, provide entertainment, serve food, carry tables and chairs and a LONG list of other thankless jobs. Without their efforts, any planning and the best of ideas would be a failure. Unfortunately, we have to say good bye to some very fine individuals on some committees that can no longer be part of Main Streets planning volunteers. Life events happen and time commitments change, so sometimes a volunteer needs to step away. We are extra thankful for their years of service. We wouldn’t be in our current active position without their past leadership.
As you can see there is a need for both direct service and advisory volunteers. We are fortunate to have them both right here. They are Barnesville’s Main Street Program.