‘Friends’ thank their Summerfest volunteers

'Friends' thank their Summerfest volunteers The Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting thank all who helped make Summerfest 2002 on South Dakota Public Television a success. More than 75 volunteers donated their time on cameras, taking phone calls and providing refreshments. These volunteers played an instrumental role in raising $59,292 for the Friends of SDPB.

Special thanks to our phone volunteers:

Friends of SDPB Members: Karla and Erin Conlon, Ilene Cromwell, John Dimock, Maxine Johnson, Leona Kryger, Mary A. Merrigan, Robert Stoner and Steve and Mary Waller, all of Vermillion. Also thank you to Karin Woltjer of Beresford and Evan Tessier of Mitchell.

SESDAC: Jon Callahan, Peggy Dell, Shelly Murphey and Michael Prather of Vermillion, and Charlene Hanson of Elk Point.

Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital: Frank Colliton III, Lynette and Neil Melby, and Mary C. Merrigan, all of Vermillion.

Society for Creative Anachronisms: Thomas Graff, Anne Hinseth, Joshua H. Mock, Thomas Peterson and Shandhini Raidoo of Vermillion. Burbank residents Kaia Nelson and Rachel Nelson also volunteered.

St. Agnes Church of Vermillion: Margaret Bierle, Connie Birgen, Mary M. Merrigan, Pat Olson and Theresa Wingen.

United Way of Vermillion: Barbara Campbell, Randy Houska, Lisa Ketcham, Evelyn Schlenker and Theresa Wingen, all of Vermillion, as well as Chuck and Paula Page-Kuno of Watertown.

Vermillion Area Arts Council: Erin Graff of Hansville, WA; and Thomas Graff, Joshua Mock, Evelyn and George Schlenker and Martin Wanserski, all of Vermillion.

Vermillion Senior Citizens Center: Margaret Bierle, Dorothy Dahlman, Delores Gregg, Rosalie Hubert, Maxine Johnson, Barbara Kronaizl, Leona Kryger and Joann Smith-Schulz, all of Vermillion.

Yankton Hy-Vee: Maris and Connie Brants of Scotland; Alicia Williams of Irene; Derek Thompson of Mission Hill; Ryan Combellick, Alyssa Doering, Corey Enfield, Nicole Hunter and Rebecca Sager, all of Yankton.

Friends of SDPB also extends its gratitude to The University of South Dakota for providing the use of Old Main during the drive. Thanks, also, to the many businesses that provided refreshments and meals for the phone volunteers. They include: Burger King,

Coyote Convenience, Hy-Vee, McDonald's and Recuerdo's Mexican Restaurant, all of Vermillion.

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 www.sdpb.org to make a donation today.

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