The Village at Duxbury Honors 2018 Duxbury Volunteers

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.

Welch Senior Living Principal and Duxbury resident Paul T. Casale, Sr., and Volunteer Award emcee Jim Fagan shared a photograph at the evening celebration.
Volunteer of the Year Award recipient Diane Bartlett is featured with her husband, Richard.
Youth in Action award recipients Nick Stehn (left) and Will Kelso, proudly share a moment with Duxbury Fire Chief Kevin Nord.
John Magnarelli and his wife, Pam, together celebrated John’s Lifetime of Service Award.
Laura Neprud, The Harry Katz Award recipient Laura Neprud poses with her husband, Kirk.
Rink Ringquist (left), recipient of this year’s The Spirit of Bonnie Jernigan Award, is featured with Ed Hughes, photojournalist and freelance photographer for the NBC Network.
Dennis Nolan, who received the Civic Contribution Award at the Volunteer Award Ceremony, takes a moment to pose with his wife, Ann Ellen.