Vira Schoenfeld of Cape St. Claire

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Bill and Susan White...

December 19, 1993|By Kevin Harrison

Vira Schoenfeld of Cape St. Claire; Bill and Susan White of Stevensville

Volunteers' work: Ms. Schoenfeld, daughter Susan White and son-in-law Bill White volunteer for First Night Annapolis. Ms. Schoenfeld is the volunteer coordinator at the First Night office on Cathedral Street in Annapolis.

Volunteers' comments: "All my life it never occurred to me not to volunteer for something. I really firmly believe that if you give of yourself as a volunteer it's impossible not to get something back," Ms. Schoenfeld said.

"I got into the First Night program through RSVP (Retired Seniors Volunteer Program) and what really hooked me on this is that it's an affordable and responsible way to celebrate New Year's Eve. People and families can go and see any number of performances, some 49 bands, for just $8. It's not just some wild party. Everyone can have a real good time -- party and celebrate."

About the volunteers: Ms. Schoenfeld, a longtime county resident and mother of four, worked at the Providence Center in Arnold for 17 years and was instrumental in developing the volunteer program there. She was the center's volunteer coordinator until she left in 1983.

Mr. White works for the Department of Defense in electronics and is a member of the Cape St. Claire Volunteer Fire Department. Mrs. White is a registered nurse at Washington Hospital Center.

About the organization: Volunteers for First Night Annapolis work year-round to prepare for the one day synonymous with celebration: New Year's Eve. Volunteers get a one day respite and then, Ms. Schoenfeld says, "Work starts Jan. 2."

Volunteers are still needed to assist with preparations as well as working New Year's Eve. For information, call 268-8553.

"Volunteer Spotlight" is compiled by Kevin Harrison. To recommend someone, call the Anne Arundel Bureau, 315-8911, any time or send information by fax to 315-8916 or mail it to: The Sun for Anne Arundel, 8131 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena 21122.

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