MTG volunteers came out to Transfer Campground a couple of weeks ago to celebrate a great season. Much fun was had and our volunteers got to go home with some amazing thank you gifts, thanks to our generous sponsors including Osprey Packs, P&D Grocery, Absolute Bakery, Mancos Brewery, Fahrenheit Coffee, Fenceline Cidery, Run & Hike, Fat Belly Organics, Desert Life Outdoors, Zuma Natural Foods, and the Columbine Bar & Grill.
We honored our top volunteers of the year with some amazing Osprey packs, and everyone who attended received a great thank you gift. Here are our award winners:
Volunteers of the Year: RJ and Teri McKay. RJ and Teri helped MTG in so many ways this summer: they adopted a segment of the Mancos Spur, came out to just about every workday, helped out by managing our tool cache, assisted the Mancos School 4th Graders with the Town Trail project every Monday and Wednesday all spring, and Teri produced some amazing products to sell for MTG. Thanks, you two!
Ambassadors of the Year: Roger Williams and Kate Grass. This was a tough category, as several volunteers were in the running for having recruited the most new volunteers. Thanks, Roger and Kate for bringing in a bunch of great new people to MTG!
Adopter of the Year: Susan Stein. Susan adopted TWO segments of the Mancos Spur Trail and visited her segments more frequently than anyone else. In addition, she enrolled in the free Trail Maintenance training MTG provided back in May and brought several new volunteers with her on her trail maintenance visits to the Spur. Thank you for your amazing dedication to the Mancos Spur Trail, Susan!
Family of the Year: We had a few families who came out to volunteer with us this summer, but the Miller family took the cake! Not only did they put in a lot of work themselves, they even brought family friends with them. Not to mention an amazing bacon wrapped jalepeno appetizer that they grilled up at the Transfer cookout. Great job, Millers!
Winners in other categories:
Rookie of the Year: Sherri Hobson
Most Consistent Volunteer (2 winners!): Larry Chapman and Jason Simpson
GIS Volunteer of the Year: Heather Ireland
Thank you to ALL of our volunteers! We look forward to seeing many of you Saturday 10/16 at the Aqueduct or Saturday 10/23 for the Spurathon!