• larry-and-bonnie-hoffman-2019-2020Volunteers from all of our communities here in Newaygo County provide countless hours of service that help make the Dogwood Center the strong cultural resource that it is.  This past year alone over 50 community members have helped with fundraising, ticket sales, technical needs, as ushers and greeters……all of the components necessary in providing such a wonderful venue.

    The Don Heaven Volunteer of the Year Award is given annually to the volunteer whose service, dedication, and commitment embodies the Dogwood Center’s spirit.  This award is dedicated to Don Heaven, the consummate Dogwood volunteer.  Since the inception of the Dogwood Center, Don has worked tirelessly to make it not only a reality but also an excellent asset to Newaygo County.

    The Don Heaven Volunteer of the Year Award winners include:


    2019-2020 Larry and Bonnie Hoffman

    2018 – 2019  Rob Johnston

    2017 – 2018  Georgia Paxton

    2016 – 2017  Irene Baker

    2015 – 2016  Henrietta Van Meekeren

    2014 – 2015   Marcia Eib

    2013 – 2014   Julie Vanderboegh

    2012 – 2013   Sandy Saliers

    2011 – 2012   Shirley Hooker

    2010 – 2011   Tom Shoecraft

    2009 – 2010  Maxine McBride

    2007 – 2008  Sandy Cruzan

    2006 – 2007 Nevonda Lankhorst

    2005- 2006  Dwight Austin

    Pictured top: Dogwood volunteers Larry and Bonnie Hoffman

    Pictured bottom: Ragtime pianist Bob Milne and Dogwood volunteer Rob Johnston

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