Wednesday, October 19, 2011

MEET CAROL STALLWITZ OF PEKIN, MUSEUM VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

                                                                         (Photos by Ed Emmons)
Carol Stallwitz of Pekin IL. has been chosen volunteer of the month for November by the Museum. Carol has been volunteering her time for 5 years at the Museum. Carol does numerous jobs at the Museum, including, recording all accessions ( putting all items donated to the Museum on the computer ), records all items that have value assigned to them, and she takes care of making sure the members list is up to date.

At 75, Carol likes to keep busy, besides volunteering at the Museum about 20 hours per month, she  also volunteers at the Tazewell County Genealogical And Historical Society. She and her husband Jim have been married for 54 years. They enjoy traveling, have their own motor home and belong to a camping club. They are getting ready shortly to depart for Alamo Texas, where they will spend the winter months.

Left: Carol Stallwitz holds a cole slaw cutter that she donated to the Museum, its about 75 years old and once belonged to her mother.

                                  UPDATE

Last month when we did our volunteer of the Month segment on Ed Schneider, WMBD-TV, Channel 31, picked up the story and came out to the Museum and did a segment on Ed, for their "Living Well" show. Somehow we thought that would air last Friday at 4 p.m., we were wrong. It has already aired on the 11th of this month. I contacted the producer today and he will contact us when its available to watch on their website. When we get that information, we will update our website.

Good luck Carol, and have a Happy Birthday on Friday. If you would like to become a volunteer at the Museum, please call Museum President Christal Dagit at 309-347-8375 on Monday or Wednesday's from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or you can email us at tazewellcountymuseum@yahoo.com .



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like this feature, it gives acknowledgement to the volunteers. If not for volunteers, many places would not exist. Good pictures Ed.