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Clark Honors Volunteers for Years of Service

For Immediate Release

September 16, 2005

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute honored 11 volunteers for their service to the Clark on Thursday. Thirty-six Information Desk volunteers have given more than 2,450 hours of service to the Clark in the past year. Working three shifts a day, volunteers provide information on the Clark and the local region to visitors year-round. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Information Desk, which began as an initiative promoted and run by volunteers.

At an afternoon wine and cheese reception, Susan Pike, visitor services coordinator, and Christine Hoek, deputy director for external affairs, presented certificates to volunteers reaching milestones in their years of service at the Clark. Recognized for 15 years of continuous volunteer work were Franz Burnet-Gocht, Mary Flynt, Nancy Hart, Barbara Hyman, Marjorie Hurley, Elizabeth Patterson, Lucy Stanton, and Therise Trahan. Bob Bach, Moira Buoni, and Jid Sprague were honored for their five years of service. Elda Gazzaniga, who volunteers in the department of external affairs, was recognized for her 29 years of weekly service.

For more information on volunteer opportunities at the Clark, call 413-458-2303, ext 486.

The Clark is both a fine arts museum and a center for research and education, located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission June 1 through October 31 is $10 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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