Tuesday evening was a proud night for the Thrasher-Horne. It was the night of our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, when we pay tribute to the men and women who make sure our experience at the theatre is always top-notch. Past events have been epic affairs with themes like Casino Night and Speakeasy, and this year was no exception, as we took over the Hilltop Club and Restaurant for a three-course dinner and awards ceremony.
Check out our pictures from the evening below, and contact our House Manager Stephanie Kloeckner at (904)276-6807 if you might be interested in volunteering with the Thrasher-Horne Center and attending one of our upcoming volunteer parties!
Assistant Technical Director Manny Vidal and House Manager Stephanie Kloeckner man the check-in desk
Marketing Director Anna Zirbel works the room
Gifts for the Volunteers!
Box Office Manager Araina Eber schmoozes the crowd
Salad and bread courses were first on the menu
Our volunteers are always wearing their smiles
Lucy and Lamar Pitts, volunteers extraordinaire
Three courses of delicious Hilltop cuisine awaited our party crowd
Anna and Volunteer Libby McInnis talk shop
Anna entertains Libby McInnis and Beverly Hodge with some witty marketing jokes
Close to 50 of our volunteers joined us for this year’s celebration
The room was abuzz with excitement as the main course arrived – Chicken Marsala with Green Beans and Whipped Potatoes
Some of our volunteers come from as far away as Penney Farms to lend their hands
Door prizes were awarded throughout the evening… Fay Clare won two tickets to a show in our 2016-2017 Season!
… so did Jennie White!
… and Peg Harvey!
Executive Director Denton Yockey reminding our volunteers how important they are to the Thrasher-Horne’s continued success
(He keeps our volunteers in line with a boldly brandished butter knife)
Then came time for our annual Volunteer Awards!
The first award of the evening went to Billy Larson for Ambassador of the Year, presented by Stephanie Kloeckner
Up next was Volunteer Of The Year, going to Verna Riley, presented by Anna Zirbel
Lastly, our Executive Director Award was presented to Jack & Helen Stephens by Denton Yockey
Helen Stephens announced their retirement from volunteering in her acceptance speech, sharing stories from twelve years of volunteering going back to the theatre’s opening day
Helen and Jack will be sorely missed! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Dessert and Coffee rounded out the evening, and another year of successful partnerships growing the arts in Northeast Florida