Category Archives: Person of the Year

2016 Person of the Year – Nina Cass

And our 2016 Person of the Year is… Nina Cass! There was some pretty stiff competition, but the votes are in and our 2016 Person of the Year is Nina Cass! Cass has volunteered and participated in countless community organizations and events over the past 40 years.  Perhaps Cass’s most profound contribution comes in her service to...
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2015 Person of the Year – Jake Barnes

Jake Barnes is chosen as 2015 Person of the Year The Community Spirit is proud to announce that Amherst resident Jake Barnes has been chosen as the 2015 Person of the Year. Barnes is being honored for his many years of community involvement and volunteer service to more than a dozen different groups and organizations in the Tomorrow River area. “Jake...
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2014 Person of the Year – Brandon “Butch” Sommers

Ivan H. Scheier, one of the true American pioneers of the field of volunteerism said: The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering: Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good. Part of the success of any community is its volunteers. The Community Spirit is proud...
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