SOUTH STORMONT –The Township of South Stormont held their Annual Volunteer Appreciation Gala on Friday, April 12 at the South Stormont Community Hall. The “Night in Morocco” themed event was enjoyed by nearly 140 invited guests who collectively were representing 22 separate volunteer organizations that service residents who live in the Township.
“This Gala is an opportunity for Council to express the appreciation for all the volunteer efforts that every one of these organizations provide to our community,” said Mayor McGillis, “We can only say thank you and hope that they will continue to do the work that they do for many more years. We understand that many of our residents rely on their efforts.”;
The event also presented the opportunity for the Township to announce that Kenneth (Ken) McDonald was the 2018 recipient of the Fran Laflamme Award as the South Stormont Volunteer of the Year. Ken is a recognizable resident of St. Andrews West and operated a successful dairy farm and was one of the larger producers of maple syrup in Eastern Ontario. His long list of volunteer efforts includes, but are not limited to, affiliation with the Stormont Country Fair, Volunteer Fire Department, Cornwall Township Historical Society, the St. Andrews Church, Knights of Columbus, and served on a variety of farming related associations.