Friends of public broadcasting thank Vermillion volunteers

Friends of public broadcasting thank Vermillion volunteers The Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting thank all who helped make Festival 2002 on South Dakota Public Television a success. More than a hundred volunteers donated their time on cameras, taking phone calls, providing refreshments and providing a temporary home at the Washington Street Arts Center for SDPTV's live breaks while the Telecom Center is under renovation. These volunteers played an instrumental role in raising $162,814 for the Friends of SDPB.

Special thanks to Vermillion phone volunteers:

Mary and Steve Waller;

Alpha Xi Delta: Christine Cerwick, Aaron Iacino, Raquel Jackson and Christine McNeary;

Phase 2 Solutions: Madonna Ballard, Mariane Bromwich, Mike Fritsch, Noah Iacino, Tim Leith, Gloria Mortensen and Pam Walton;

Society for Creative Anachronisms: Chris Dvorak, Thomas Graff, Anne Hinseth, Rita Nauman, Kaia Nelson, Rachel Nelson, Mikel Owen, James Petersen, April Smart and Matt Smart;

USD Chapter of NAEYC: Jena Deverell, April Meyer and Jessica Radigan;

USD Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE): Garrett Bruening, Aaron Clayton, Pat Colleran, Trent Curstis, Brett Durick, Melissa Edwards, Sonja Fossum, Brooke Hammond, Ali Magel, Janice McFarlane and Melissa Spaans;

Vermillion Credit Union: Julie Becker, Briana Kraayenbrink, Nathan Kraayenbrink, Janet Mount, Russell Osterberg, Cathis Powell and Jeanette Stone;

Vermillion Kiwanis Club: Brian Augustine, Maureen Goddard and John Schramek;

Vermillion Lions Club: Deb Carlin, Alan Carlson, John Coughlin, Jack Doyle, Bruce Plate, Julie Potter, Lloyd Rowland, Curtis Schempp, Scott Schempp and Alison Wallace.

Friends of SDPB also extend their gratitude to the Vermillion Arts Council for providing the use of their facility during the drive, as well as USD Facilities Management. Thanks also, to the many businesses that provided refreshments and meals for the phone volunteers. They include: The Back 9 Grille, Community First Bank, Coyote Convenience, Hollywood Video, Little Italy's, Pizza Hut, Silver Dollar Restaurant, Subway and Whimps.

The Friends of SDPB is a 501 (c)(3) organization that raises funds to support programs and services on South Dakota Public Broadcasting. Donations are accepted at any time. Call 1-800-333-0789 or visit the SDPB Web site at

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