were honored Thursday at Schaumburg Park District’s “Gleeful Thanks!” annual recognition reception.
The District honored the husband and wife team of Marla and Domenick Geraci as recreation volunteers of the year. The always smiling duo aids the cultural arts department in set design, concessions, transportation, rehearsals and performances. Their volunteering efforts have made the District’s theater experience a family affair for their four daughters who have performed with Marla in recent productions including “Cinderella’s Glass Slipper” and “The Wishing Tree.” Extended Geraci family members have even been recruited to star in Park District performances. Spring Valley Nature Center
named Chuck Henry, an animal caretaker at Volkening Heritage Farm, its volunteer of the year. Henry began volunteering in 2007 and has dedicated nearly 1,100 hours. He spends every Friday evening caring for farm animals and assists with public demonstrations on the 1880s interpretative farm. His contributions have helped create and maintain a solid team of working draft horses.
This year’s reception at Chandler’s featured performances by the Hoffman Estates High School Chamber Orchestra and Schaumburg Idol
, a local search for the next singing superstar. Past and present Idols performed classics including Nobody Does It Better
and Heat Wave
For more information, call 847/985-2115.
Spring Valley Volunteer of the Year Chuck Henry, Schaumburg Park District Executive Director Jean Schlinkmann and Recreation Department Volunteers of the Year Marla and Domenick Geraci accept their awards at Thursday’s reception.