Congratulations to this year’s ONEderful award winners! The ONEderful awards recognize people who live in the Old North End and make it a better place through their volunteer work. The winners are:
Jean Waltz – nominated by Mellisa Cain, who shared that “Jeanie has been organizing the Ramble for years. This is no small task. Now, organizing a large scale festival is a difficult undertaking no matter what the circumstances. When adding in the red tape of bureaucracy in Burlington, the MANY, MANY, MANY, MANY ideas and voices of the people of the O.N.E. and serving the diverse needs of the population, organizing the Ramble has to be one of the most difficult tasks of all! Yet, Jeanie handles it with grace, humor and her natural teacher shows in every project she manages. Jeanie goes out of her way to engage folks in the process of the Ramble who may otherwise not engage, which sets her above and beyond the typical leader. Jeanie is a true community leader, mentor, and mother of the O.N.E.”
Cooper Cudney – nominated by Cheryl McDonough who wrote: “Cooper is a teen-ager with a BIG heart. He quietly shoveled my driveway (and walks and cleared car!) after each storm and left before I could thank him!”
The volunteer team behind the ONE Community Dinner – nominated by both Mellisa Cain and Jen Berger who both wrote about the way the monthly dinner takes a lot of effort by a large team of volunteers, and creates connections between neighbors while they sit together an enjoy great food.
We will be celebrating all of these fantastic winners at the BTV Brunch Connection on May 5th from 11 – 1 at North End Studios.