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June 1, 2014

Sought-after 60s: Youngest seniors are coveted by area volunteer groups

Youngest seniors are coveted by area volunteer groups


Tonawanda News — At Arpark, volunteers work as ushers often get to watch events for free. And if they usher at other events such as graduations and dance recitals, they can get a voucher for a free ticket to other events. 

“We’re getting a lot of new volunteers for the Tuesday in the Park music series,” said volunteer director Rosemary Dann, but her volunteer numbers are down about 10 percent. “We can always use more people to help out with matinees, or to man the information booth or the art gallery store.”  

While every volunteer director interviewed had the highest praise for their volunteers, they are all casting about for new ones.

Artpark’s Dann is a volunteer herself at the gift shop at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston. She quoted John Kennedy when asked about her own volunteer efforts.

“I always think of John Kennedy,” she said. “He said, ‘ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.’ ”

Contact reporter Michele DeLuca at 282-2311, ext. 2263 or email:

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