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MAIN honors supporters at annual celebration

At its annual celebration Dec. 5, MAIN honored the many people who have contributed time and knowledge to make the community network even stronger over the past year.

Staff gathers to honor Anne Whitefield
A highlight of the evening was the staff's presentation of MAIN's first Volunteer of the Year Award to Volunteer Coordinator Anne Whitefield (above, in green sweater).

Anne accepts gift
Above: MAIN Executive Director Wally Bowen lauds Anne for her volunteer work. A potted tree (center) with ornaments made by MAIN staff was later given to Anne.
Right: Wally presents Geoffrey Willett (far right) with a plaque in appreciation of his service on MAIN's board of directors. Geoffrey will finish his term as board president later this month.
Wally Bowen presents award to Geoffrey
Right: MAIN thanked individual volunteers, like Chris Dale (pictured) who was instrumental in customizing MAIN's online auction software, with a certificate of appreciation.
Below: The audience listens to the executive director's annual report on the community network and plans for the future, such as the addition of a low-power FM radio operation.
Audience listens to executive director's annual report
Chris accepts certificate
Below: Another volunteer vital in MAIN's operation, part-time Receptionist Mary Ann Harlan (right), was honored and wished a warm farewell because she will be moving to Virginia shortly. . . and we need someone to fill her shoes! Please email Anne if interested, or visit MAIN's volunteer page for other opportunities.
Below: MAIN Board Member Jim Stokoe with MAIN Webmaster Michael Tracey (right). Michael was also wished warm farewell as he will be leaving MAIN in December to spend more time with family and his solo venture,, an online book search engine.
Mary Ann Harlan receives certificateMichael Tracey wished warm farewell
Below: The party also allowed the community to get to know MAIN board members like Board President Geoffrey Willett (far left) and Board Vice President Mariano Raigo (center in right picture).
MAIN Board President Geoffrey Willett mingles with party-goersBoard Vice President Mariano Raigo shares his sense of humor.
Monte Vista Hotel supplied tasty eatsLeft: Betty Smith, who donated several "A Bluff Mountain Christmas" audio tapes, which feature her singing mountain Christmas music and were given as door prizes.
Below: The food, catered by Black Mountain's Monte Vista Hotel, was a hit.
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The food was a hit with all
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