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Homestead National Monument of America recognized its volunteers on Sunday, October 11, 2015. Around 650 volunteers provided 23,000 plus hours of service in the last year. Ten people provided over 250 hours; 100 provided over 100 hours; 46 provided over 50 hours; and 74 provided over 25 hours. Each year one person is recognized as the Volunteer of the Year based on having the most impact to the park as a whole. The 2015 Volunteer of the Year was Catherine Berger.
Catherine Berger has shown great organizational and leadership skills from a past career as a manager of a newspaper to organize a promotional plan for a 200 miles radius of Homestead National Monument of America for the Homestead Quarter Launch. She is a tireless ambassador promoting Homestead National Monument of America. She led volunteers in teaching a cornhusk doll activity to participants on bus tours that visited Homestead National Monument of America. She is active in many events and activities throughout the year.
"Volunteers are a vital part of the operation at Homestead National Monument of America. The programs we offer and the projects completed are dependent on assistance from our volunteers. Their hours are equivalent to 11 full time employees. Homestead National Monument of America has 13 full time employees so this shows the magnitude of their service and how valuable they are to the operation at Homestead National Monument of America." stated monument Superintendent Mark Engler.
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Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.MondaythroughFridayand9 a.m. to 5 p.m.SaturdayandSunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visithttps://www.nps.gov/home/.
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