For many nonprofits in our area, the summer months are slow and lonely. For our organizations, including Venice MainStreet, the COVID-19 virus certainly pushed us into slower summer months earlier than expected. Venice MainStreet did not have the opportunity to say goodbye to many of its volunteers and did not host the annual volunteer appreciation celebration in late April to recognize the immense contributions and efforts our volunteers provide to the community through their service to Venice MainStreet.
We wanted to take the time to recognize these outstanding individuals and thank them for all they do throughout the year to lend assistance to Venice MainStreet and to help our wonderful town. Our volunteers donate their time providing information at the Centennial Park Kiosk in historic Downtown Venice, walking throughout the district as a downtown ambassador (Downtowner), special event support, committee work, administrative support, research and writing, plus our board of directors’ leadership.
Please take a moment, read these names, and know that these people truly care about the town that we live in and work to make it a better place. If you happen to see a name of a friend, take a moment to call or write and let them know you appreciate their service too! For more information about joining VMS or our volunteer program visit our website at VisitVeniceFL.org.
Joe & Marilyn Fogerty
Mike & Addy Griffith
Art & Doris McManus
Dave & Ann Trexler