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Volunteer Week Day 5!

Posted by Nicholas Abounader on 15 April 2016 | 0 Comments

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It's the final 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!

 

Jerry Kraus, Executive Director | Volunteer Story | April 2016

 

One of the true shining moments of the volunteers is when they arrive bright and early to help 2,000 students unload off over 50 busses and enter to see a theater show. The volunteers help them stay organized with their respective schools and then depart in an orderly fashion out of the theater, onto their busses to return to school.

Their expertise can handle everything from small private functions to sold-out concert events!

 

 

Name: Jody Guarnieri

Number of years as a volunteer: 1

What inspired you to become a Stanley volunteer?

            Linda Iannone and Marlene Mazza

What do you like best about volunteering at the Stanley?

            Meeting new people and getting to watch the shows.

Tell us a memorable volunteer story.

            I ushered a woman to her seat. She thanked me by name. I worked with her 47 years ago and had not seen her in all those years.

 

 

Name: Phyllis Steere

Number of years as a volunteer: 30

What inspired you to become a Stanley volunteer?

            I have enjoyed volunteering through the years because of all the wonderful people. I have made many friends. Also, the wonderful privilege of seeing shows, like Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, and Tom Jones. I have seen great Broadway shows, groups and musicals. We are fortunate to have such a beautiful theatre at our disposal.

What do you like best about volunteering at the Stanley?

            I have enjoyed helping new volunteers learn the ropes.

Tell us a memorable volunteer story.

            One of the memories that stays with me, and several others, was when Bob Dylan performed. The group was smoking pot and when we directed the patrons near the stage to their seats, we all got "high".  It was crazy, and when we tried to get them to stop, we could not.

 

 

Name: William Mark Turnpenny

Number of years as a volunteer: 4

What inspired you to become a Stanley volunteer?

            I went to shows and Dolores Ptak said I would have fun volunteering.

What do you like best about volunteering at the Stanley?

            The people and helping them enjoy the experience at the Stanley.

Tell us a memorable volunteer story.

            The first time I was wrangling a big wheelchair and realized I shouldn’t have worn smooth bottomed shoes. I was an interesting struggle to Row O.