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Volunteer Week Day 3!

Posted by Nicholas Abounader on 13 April 2016 | 0 Comments

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It's the third day of National Volunteer Week! Here at The Stanley we have an army of volunteers who really keep this place going! We would never be able to keep things running as smoothely as they do without them, so in their honor we will be posting some highlights our volunteers have given us including their name, how long they have been with us, and what inspired them to get involved! Thank you to everyone who help us keep this theater as great as it can be! See you at The Stanley!

 

 

Name: Marianne Turczyn

Number of years as a volunteer: 6

What inspired you to become a Stanley volunteer?

            I am so proud of this beautiful theater! It’s our true treasure and I want to see it continue to be operational for my grandchildren to enjoy.

What do you like best about volunteering at the Stanley?

            The fellowship and camaraderie we share with each other as volunteers. It’s a family. We truly care about each other.

Tell us a memorable volunteer story.

            One of my granddaughters has a fascination with ghosts/haunted sites. She has read up on the Stanley and was in awe of the tour of the theatre. She lives out of town, but I’ve been able to bring her to the productions of Beauty and The Beast and The Wizard of Oz. At 12 years old, it has been a very talked about event. Today’s children are our future patrons!

 

Name: Carol Babowicz

Number of years as a volunteer: 8 1/2

What inspired you to become a Stanley volunteer?

            Since retirement, I’ve become more active in community. I enjoy working with people and wanted to help the Stanley.

What do you like best about volunteering at the Stanley?

            Meeting different people and helping them enjoy the performances at the Stanley.

Tell us a memorable volunteer story.

            I was volunteering at a children’s show, when a little girl approached me and asked me if the Stanley was a castle and could she come and visit me there. To see the awe and joy on the children’s faces is truly amazing.

 

Name: Phyllis Ricco

Number of years as a volunteer: 35

What inspired you to become a Stanley volunteer?

            When I started, there was talk of tearing the Stanley down. I wanted to do something to help keep it open. My son and I both volunteered, with my two other sons following and grandchildren. The Stanley has a special place in all our hearts.

What do you like best about volunteering at the Stanley?

            Meeting and helping customers. The smiles of both young and old are wonderful. If you have been to the Stanley 1 time or 100 times, the beauty of the building takes your breath away. You truly feel like a great night is ahead.

Tell us a memorable volunteer story.

            Seeing so many great shows, plays, performers, etc. But the first time I saw my grandchildren on stage in Scrooge was a wonderful feeling, and in my favorite building.

 

Name: Rolf Buchner

Number of years as a volunteer: 20+

What inspired you to become a Stanley volunteer?

            Always thought it would be awesome to be part of that place!

What do you like best about volunteering at the Stanley?

            Seeing a smiling audience leaving after a show and hearing their happy comments.

Tell us a memorable volunteer story.

            The night that Dolly Parton was here in the terrible snowstorm and she gave up her hotel room to travelers and stayed in her trailer. Also amazed that so many of our volunteers made it to the Stanley in spite of the storm.