An important part of The Kentucky Center’s dynamic environment is its volunteer corps. Made up of 495 individuals, the volunteer corps donates over 50,000 hours of service each year by serving as greeters, ushers, and ticket takers at performances, business meetings, and special events.
A very special group of volunteers has been working at The Kentucky Center since it first opened its doors in 1983. We were ecstatic to honor these twelve men and women at a special reception on December 9, 2014 in the Center’s Mary Anderson Room.
The highlight of the evening occurred when our volunteers were able to view for the first time their seat plaques in Whitney Hall, which commemorate their thirty years of service. We wanted to share a few of their photos with you!
Janis Hill Wickliffe (30 Years) – One of Janis’ favorite memories as a volunteer comes from her very first night at The Kentucky Center, listening to gospel choirs and watching religious leaders from every tradition dedicate the Whitney Hall stage.
Aida Darnell (30 Years) – Aida introduced her best friend to The Kentucky Center many years ago and they’ve been volunteering together ever since. For thirty years, Aida has been a selfless volunteer, always willing to work, rain or shine!
Sister Pat Hill (30 Years) – Sister Pat is very proud of her time as a volunteer at The Kentucky Center and her connection to the Arts. Her friendly smile and welcoming demeanor have greeted the Center’s patrons for the past thirty years!
Ken Stiller (30 Years) – Ken loves the history of The Kentucky Center. Not only has he contributed many hours to the Center, he has also donated many programs and posters to its archives and happily describes his favorite programs from the Center’s early years.
To learn more about becoming a volunteer at The Kentucky Center, visit our website or call Amelia at (502) 566-5168.