Photos: Volunteers shine at county ceremony

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Margy McKenna of East Berne won a County Executive Volunteer Award, presented by Daniel McCoy at a ceremony in Albany on April 24. McKenna coordinated the annual Easter dinner — enjoyed by hundreds — at the Capital City Rescue Mission, where she regularly helps the office staff managing finances.

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Charlotte Fuss, of Knox, right, kisses her daughter of the same name as the elder Fuss wins a volunteer award for her work with the Hilltown Seniors — she coordinates meals and activities — and the county’s Department for the Aging Advisory Board. She also is a member of the Knox Fire Department’s Ladies’ Auxiliary.

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Donald Keyer of Altamont, who received an honorable mention at the ceremony, was moved to tears at last Thursday’s ceremony as he spoke of a bad choice he once made. He now volunteers with the Albany County Stop-DWI program and with Ed Frank’s Choices 301, where he educates people on the dangers of drinking and driving.

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Richard Walker, formerly of East Berne who now lives in Waervliet, was a winner, honored for helping to keep the USS Slater “ship shape.” For 16 years, he has volunteered as a tour guide, storekeeper, maintenance man, and organizer for visitors to the World War II destroyer. The county named five winners and gave four honorable mentions.

Tears and cheers, handshakes and hugs were all part of the ceremony on April 24 where Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy recognized outstanding volunteers for their community work.