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SVS Volunteer of the Year! (Photo by Evelyn Huynh)

SVS Volunteer of the Year! (Photo by Evelyn Huynh)

“There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.” — Col. James Doolittle

Silicon Valley Shakespeare productions would simply not exist without the artists (on the stage and off it!) or the volunteers everywhere around it.

It was a dark and stormy night on January 17th, but all was warm and glowing as the SVS staff hosted our annual Volunteer and Artist Appreciation Night. Nearly fifty people came to celebrate at the Pacific Hotel in San Jose’s History Park. Actors and staff from all four 2015 productions, as well as members of our board of directors, our esteemed volunteers, ushers, concessionaires, and supporters of SVS, all came together for an incredible evening to honor our incomparable volunteers and artists

Angie Higgins and Ambera De Lash put together a lovely evening, to recognize everyone present, and in particular to highlight a few individuals with special awards for our 2015 season:

  • Golden Gavel (board member of the year) – Michelle Ga2016 01-17 SVS Volunteer Appreciation 027lloway
  • Golden Ivy (volunteer of the year) – Bonnie Peterson
  • Sparky Award (those who helped in a big pinch) – Doll Piccotto
  • Bard in Action – Evelyn Huynh, Keira Robinson, John Rutski, Doug Brook

It was a great way to close out 2015 and to jumpstart our 2016!

To all our volunteers and artists, in attendance and not, we “can no other answer make, but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks.” – Sebastion (“Twelfth Night”), and the SVS Staff.

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