Francis Schultz looks forward to the Delaware County Fair every year and has been attending his entire life. His family camps on the fairgrounds for the whole week and is involved with many agricultural activities.
Francis has a long term, dedicated relationship with the county fair board. It’s important to him to contribute in any way possible so he can share his passion and excitement for the event. He has helped with many events such as the Demolition Derby and cattle shows.
Throughout fair week, you can often spot Francis working at the gate, enjoying some of his favorite things like cheeseburgers, french fries and banana splits as well as enjoying the tractors, especially John Deere, and the animals. Francis is a joy and his dedication is what makes a community flourish!
Nicky Carr has been volunteer coaching little league baseball for 10 years! Nicky didn’t know that when she made the choice to coach in order to spend time with her two boys, that she would quickly come to love everyone’s kids. Her boys are now 14 and 9 and Nicky has coached little league from T-ball coach pitch up to presently coaching minors. She has also coached Booster club football and soccer.
Coaching makes Nicky feel great and gives her a great sense of pride when former players see her and give her a big, “Hey, Coach Carr!” shout out even years after they are through playing little league. She shared with us that she uses tools she has learned as a 19 year staff member at The Arc of Delaware County, with her team, focusing on positive reinforcements. Nicky is as dedicated and loving as a coach as she is as a mother and staff member. Nicky is another shining star making our community shine!
Alethea Stanton volunteers at Unadilla Valley Central School in the first grade reading program. She helps out in two separate classes and couldn’t love it more.
Alethea wanted to help others learn to read in order to further develop her own reading skills. She has had great success with her goal and at the same time, loves all of the kids she helps too! They really look forward to her visits on Wednesday.
Volunteering as a reading helper makes Alethea feel so happy. She told me that seeing all of those smiling faces in the morning is a great way to start the day! Alethea’s heart of gold beats for her commitment to excelling at her own goals and sharing her joy with the community!