The Village at Duxbury celebrated the 22nd Annual Duxbury Volunteer Awards by recognizing many Duxbury residents for their invaluable community service. The 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award was given to Diane Bartlett for decades of volunteerism in Duxbury, most notably her work on behalf of the Duxbury Affordable Housing Trust. Nick Stehn and Will Kelso shared the Youth in Action Award for their service with the Duxbury Fire Department. John Magnarelli was honored with a Lifetime of Service Award for his service to his community and country and for his work on behalf of military veterans. Laura Neprud, daughter of Village resident Grace Benzaquin, received the Harry Katz Award for her work with the Interfaith Council. The Spirit of Bonnie Jernigan Award this year went to Rink Ringquist. Dennis Nolan received the Civic Contribution Award.
Additionally, The Village at Duxbury’s own resident Helen Simmons was honored by Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth for having contributed 9,000 hours of service to the hospital.
Each year, the Duxbury Community Volunteer Award Night celebrates the spirit of civic responsibility through community service by honoring exemplary Duxbury citizens whose voluntary contributions of time and talent have made a positive impact on the quality of life in Duxbury. The Duxbury Clipper and Welch Senior Living sponsor the awards.