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Volunteers of the Year to be honored

Published: Friday, July 11, 2014 4:05 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 3:35 p.m. CDT

Nearly 20 Volunteers of the Year will be honored July 27 at the DuPage Senior Citizens Council's annual Volunteer Celebration.

The celebration, Hooked on Volunteering, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 27 at the Diplomat West in Elmhurst. 

More than 1,200 volunteers assist the council each year, providing more than 32,000 hours of service. 

Marylin Krolak, executive director of the council, said volunteers provide about $736,000 worth of work hours.

The 2014 Volunteers of the Year winners are:

Nutrition Site Volunteers of the Year: Addison Park District Site: John Kuhlmann, Villa Park; Addison VSM Temple Site: Sharda Mehta, Addison; Bensenville Castle Towers Site: Bonnie Corrigan, Elmhurst; Bloomingdale Senior Center Site: Joe and Toni Jean, Roselle; Downers Grove Peace Memorial Manor Site: Gail Warwick, Downers Grove; Glendale Heights Senior Center Site: Barbara Filipski, Glendale Heights; Lombard Shahi Nihari Site: Lata Choksi, Wheaton; Lombard York Township Site: Nancy Bartucci, Oak Brook; Naperville Park District Site: Michelle Klisares, Aurora; Roselle MAFS Site: Haribhai Thakker, Itasca; Westmont Park District Site: Lee Royston, Westmont; Wheaton Marian Park Site: Dan Dolan-Laughlin, Wheaton

Well Being & Safety Volunteer of the Year: Steven Schaffer, Bloomingdale

Chore Days Volunteer of the Year: Carin Buchanan/Naperville National Charity League, Naperville; Edmundo Espinosa, Bloomingdale

Volunteer of the Year: Ken Vairo, Addison

Fundraising Volunteer of the Year: Lisa M. Turano, Burr Ridge

Corporate Volunteer of the Year: Michael Micek, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Burr Ridge

For more information about the senior citizens council, visit

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