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Midvale Arts Council Honors Volunteers

Jan 26, 2016 10:44AM ● By Amanda Butler

By Amanda Butler | [email protected]

Midvale - The Midvale Arts Council (MAC) honored two longtime volunteers on Dec. 5, 2015. Joanne Buhler was awarded Volunteer of the Year 2015, and Nedra Farrington received the Lifetime Service Volunteer award. 

Buhler, who has volunteered with MAC for over 25 years said, “It’s so fun. I’ve always lived in Midvale and I wanted to do something to help.” 

Farrington is an original member of MAC and has been with the council for 30 years. “I always have volunteered,” she said. “It was how I was raised. I went to school with the original members of the arts council. We wanted to do something together, so we started the arts council.”

“Nedra has been with us since 1985 and we love her. She has worked tirelessly to make the program what it is today,” Stephanie Johnson, president of the Midvale Arts Volunteer Council (MAVC), said.

The awards were presented at MAC’s annual Christmas party, which has been held on the first Saturday in December for the past three years as a way to honor the volunteers for their dedication and hard work. Volunteers and their guests were invited to the dinner. 

“We cannot do what we do without our amazing volunteers,” Johnson said. “The board of directors puts the party together to honor them. This is the first year we have had a Lifetime Service award in addition to the Volunteer of the Year award.”

MAC was established in 1985 to serve the city of Midvale and the surrounding community. All events are held within Midvale. MAC seeks to include the entire community, particularly low-income youth, people with disabilities and senior citizens. MAVC is a group of citizens who believe the arts are vital to the Midvale community.