BATH

Bonnie McDonald was named Bath’s Citizen of the Year on Saturday for her volunteer activities across the city.

The recognition was part of the 18th annual Bath Citizen Involvement Day, which was held in Waterfront Park as part of Autumnfest. More than 40 nonprofits were in the park on Saturday to promote their programs and encourage individuals to volunteer in Bath.

McDonald, who was dressed as the scarecrow from the “Wizard of Oz” throughout the Autumnfest activities, was recognized for her “ubiquitous volunteering” in Bath. Among her many undertakings, McDonald serves as a treasurer and coordinator for the Bath Area Senior Citizens Center, coaches youth bowling, and helps organize individuals during the Heritage Days parade.

“Bonnie is busy and citizens, young and old, benefit from her work. The city of Bath thanks Bonnie for her dedication to the community and celebrates her actions,” Bath officials said in a statement.

McDonald was not the only individual recognized by the city. Gordon McKenney, who sits on the board of trustees at Chocolate Church Arts Center, received the Al Smith Community Spirit Award for his involvement in the building action committee.

The Bath BackPack Program, which was founded by Bath United Methodist Church, was given the Community

Project Award. The program is able to supply meals to schoolchildren over the weekends and during vacations — when hungry children are unable to access school lunch programs. Through a partnership with the Good Shepherd Food Bank, the Bath BackPack Program ensures that hungry children do not miss a meal when school is not in session.

“It’s an honor to be able to hand those awards out to people year after year, and we have an endless supply of people who do so much around this community,” said Mari Eosco, chairwoman of the Bath City Council. “It’s nice to be able to highlight those people.”

Congrats

Others recognized were:

GORDON MCKENNEY, who sits on the board of trustees at Chocolate Church Arts Center, received the Al Smith Community Spirit Award for his involvement in the building action committee.

THE BATH BackPack Program, which was founded by Bath United Methodist Church, was given the Community Project Award.



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