Irish Festival presents volunteer awards
Dublin Irish Festival volunteers were honored last week with awards.
Best of the Fest awards are given out annually to volunteers who show significant dedication to the festival and nominations are made by other volunteers, Dublin city staff and festival attendees.
The leadership award was given to Linda Dreier who oversees festival admission gates and was well-organized and always available to help, a news release from the city said.
Bruce Goll was awarded the adult event award for making sure the job is always done correctly.
Goll distributed soda, water and ice to beverage locations throughout the festival weekend.
The youth event award went to 15-year-old Joseph Myers and 17-year-old Elizabeth Zimmerman.
Myers has been volunteering at the festival for seven years and can be counted on to be at the festival from start to finish, the release said.
Zimmerman has volunteered at the festival for eight years and for the past five has worked with the Sharin' O the Green program.
She also developed a schedule for student volunteers and worked 41.5 hours at the 2012 festival.
Neil and Jamie Greenfield received the family award for their spirit and love of the festival.
The couple has worked in tents, merchandise, admission, token and beverage sales.
The group award went to the Hospitality Committee that works to welcome and send off entertainers and exhibitors for the festival.
The group cooks and serves meals, meets entertainers at the airport, does laundry and checks instruments, the news release stated.
The 26th annual Dublin Irish Festival is slated for Aug. 2-4, 2013.
For more information, look online at dublinirishfestival.org.