The 38th annual Arlington Civic Council Appreciation dinner on June 1 was attended by nearly 100 people.
The theme Volunteers Are Priceless Treasures set the tone for pirate hats, candy filled treasure chest favors, as well large Treasure Chests table prizes that sported candy as well as Long John Silver's gift certificates. Buried treasure maps adorned the tables at the catered dinner and donated baskets provided an added attraction for attendees.
Butch and Jean Ann Nolla, celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 27, were recognized not only for their more than 60 years together but as part of the "Family of The Year" as the extended Nolla family was recognized for volunteer service. Four generations of Nolla family members were in attendance and shared in the event.
The awards were accepted by Mr. and Mrs. Butch Nolla for their entire family that applauded their efforts as they shared their history of meeting for the first time in The McKee Theater,the local movie house that once stood on Arlington Avenue. Tender moments and memories were a component of the two part ceremony which included a verse of Happy Anniversary sung to the lucky couple by the entire community.
The "Community Service Award" was given to Norman Hochendoner, lifelong Arlington resident, who continues to live in the house where his parents and grandparents once lived. Mr. Hochendoner was recognized for his tireless efforts to the Meals on Wheels Program where he has been deemed "an angel" after he answered an ad placed by the ACC in December of 2007 asking for people to give of their time to help the program remain operational. Mr. Hochendoner has been a daily volunteer ever since and has just been elected treasurer of the organization.
The annual dinner is open to the public and all are welcome to attend future event and join the Arlington Civic Council family.