The Adele Gantz Volunteer Appreciation Award was presented to Diane Delo at the April volunteer banquet of The Information Center at the Hungarian Rhapsody restaurant in Southgate.
Edward D’Angelo, president and CEO of the center, presented the award, which recognizes a person or group for giving time and talent to support the community.
Gantz was a long-term dedicated and inspiring volunteer who worked tirelessly assisting the less fortunate Downriver and in surrounding communities, D’Angelo said.
He said Delo has been a volunteer at the Information Center for five years and that she is a favorite among the center’s “Hope for the Holidays” clients.
“She assists with the application intake and client interview process and is known to adopt a family or two after hearing their stories,” he added.
Also recognized at the gathering was Carol A. Pitchford, who will be retiring this year. She has given four decades of service to the Information Center including nine years as a board director.
“Our volunteers are an integral part of our organization,” D’Angelo said. “The Information Center could not provide the same level of community support without them.”
Located in Taylor, the center is an accredited nonprofit information and referral agency that has been connecting people with services for more than 40 years. The agency offers assistance to the unemployed, seniors and the disabled and information on eligibility for public benefits and other services. For additional information about the agency, call 734-282-7171.
Village sets observance
Greenfield Village visitors will have an opportunity to experience a part of history Memorial Day weekend, May 27 to 29, when more than 700 Civil War Union and Confederate re-enactors participate in cavalry, artillery-firing and tactical demonstrations.
In addition, presentations by historians, a showing of period fashion and displays of Civil War artifacts are planned. Taking the village stage on May 27 will be Jay Unger and Molly Mason, celebrated acoustic-music duo, who have been featured on “CBS Good Morning” and “Prairie Home Company” and in the Ken Burns documentary “The Civil War.”
Performing throughout the weekend will be the Dodworth Saxhorn Band, the Pick & Sticks Stringband, the Dodworth Duo and the North Star Gospel Chorale.
A commemorative Memorial Day ceremony on the Village Green will take place at noon, and a moment of silence will be observed at 3 p.m.
Admission is free for Greenfield Village members. For nonmembers, the cost is $27, adults; $24.50, seniors 62 and older; and $20.25, youths 3 to 12. Children 11 and younger are free.
For additional information, call 313-982-6001 or go to www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/civil-war-remembrance.
Save the date . . .
June 14- Aug. 16 — Music & Art in the Gardens concerts and art exhibits, beginning with a performance by Big Ray & the Motor City Kings on June 14; presented by the Taylor Conservatory Foundation; tickets are $5, general admission on the Great Lawn; for more information, go to www.taylorconservatory.org.
June 22-25 — Taylor Summer Festival, featuring concerts (paid and free), Masco fireworks display on June 24, Color Fest Run, and family activities; at Heritage Park, 12111 Pardee Road.