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Pelham Peer Award 2014: Ross McCarthy of the Pelham Farmers’ Market

Pelham Peer Award 2014: Ross McCarthy of the Pelham Farmers’ Market

For the past few years, Ross has worked to promote the Pelham Farmers Market through special programs for the young, and the young at heart.

Ross has helped-out at the market for many years with the Kids’ Programs such as KIDS CAN GROW and pumpkin judging.

This includes the annual burlap bag cutting (instead of a ribbon cutting) for the first market of the year, and the annual KIDS CAN GROW and pumpkin judging contest; in that contest, seeds are given to children in the spring and participants bring back a mature pumpkin in the fall for judging. (A little nature vs. nurture experiment, perhaps.)

Writes the Market Committee: “Ross is always willing to help where he can and is regularly involved with every program at the market.

We are very happy to nominate Ross for the 2014 Peer Award!”

Presented annually in November, the “Peer Award” recognizes exemplary volunteers within the Town of Pelham. The Peer Award winners are nominated to receive the award by fellow members of the community service organizations that they participate in.

This year was honoured to be presented with the Corporate Recognition Award thanks to the nominations that we received from our local Volunteer Community.

During the coming weeks we will be sharing the Volunteer Service Profiles of each of our fellow award recipients here in our newsletter and via our social media channels.
Congratulations to all and thank you sincerely for everything that you do to help make our community a better place to live.
2014 Peer Award
First Name Last Name Nominator
Frank Adamson Rotary Club
Leigh Atherton Pelham Suppermarket Committee
Gerry Berkhout Fonthill Lions Club
Bea Clark Pelham Summerfest Committee
Diane Cumming Fenwick Lioness Club
Alyssa Girotti Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council
Sandra Harding Communities in Bloom
Del Leney Fonthill Lioness Club
Todd Looby Canada Day Committee
Joe Marchant Pelham Active Transportation Committee
Ross McCarthy Pelham Farmer’s Market
Toni McKelvie Royal Canadian Legion Branch 613 – Talbot Trail
Judy Reid Pelham Seniors Advisory Committee
Linda Roach Pelham Cares
Karen Saylor Pelham Art Festival
Carrie Shanessy 613 Royal Canadian Army Cadets
John Song Pelham Minor Hockey Association
Kevin Twomey Fonthill & District Kinsmen Corporate Recognition



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