Floats & Fun: Honoring Gamble Volunteers

Gamble volunteers are Awesome and Wonderful! To thank all Gamble volunteers and to honor select long-time volunteers, the Volunteer Development Committee organized an Awesome & Wonderful (A&W) Root Beer Float Drive-Thru party on June 22, 2021. Festive balloons and streamers adorned the Gamble Main House Driveway, where car hops greeted guests with tall and frosty root beer floats.

Some chose to take receive and enjoy their floats in their cars in genuine drive-thru fashion, while others arrived on foot to mix and mingle with the community. Guests exclaimed in delight as they indulged in a long forgotten but much loved childhood treat. The joyous mood was infectious as everyone celebrated the return of in-person get-togethers at Gamble.

Special recognition was given to this year’s Honorees:
Alison Ahmed & Isabelle Trainer (OTGF)
Deanna Wong (Children’s Events +)
Delia Laitin (Adult Education)
The Dirty Knees Brigade

Honorees received a special certificate, plus many congratulations and thanks for doing so much to make Gamble a wonderful place. Stay tuned as we get to know each of our 2021 Honorees in a special member newsletter feature over the next few months!

Many thanks to Anne Ritchie, Volunteer Committee Chair, and the Volunteer Development Committee (Robin Allen, Karen Baye, Debbie Benson, Sarah Burgess, Carmen Pekelsma, Gwen Whittier, and Susan Woodman) for their hard work and for giving our volunteers the recognition they deserve.