Someone Special recognizes BCHS volunteers Lois Jenkins and Elliot Dessert

It’s time once again for Paul Bunyan Broadcasting, Ken K. Thompson Jewelry, The Bemidji Pioneer and the United Way of Bemidji Area to recognize the efforts of volunteers in our community by awarding the Someone Special Volunteer Award for outstanding volunteer service.

Beltrami County Historical Society collects, preserves, and shares the history of our community. Our volunteers are critical to our work!

Lois Jenkins volunteers as our top genealogist and researcher and is relentless in her pursuit of history on behalf of community members and organizations seeking local history. She will easily dedicate hours in search of family history, shedding new light on old memories. Lois also helps teach our visitors and other volunteers how to conduct historical research and use the History Center’s library. Thank you, Lois, for making our past accessible to current and future generations!

Elliot Dessert is often the first face our visitors see as the primary greeter in our gift shop and takes care to provide friendly service while keeping our shop well-stocked. Elliot helps wherever he is needed at the History Center and has assisted with the construction of exhibits, distributing our newsletter, cataloging artifacts, and assisting other volunteers with technology questions. We are grateful that Elliot contributes his time and talents to the Historical Society!

Lois Jenkins and Elliot Dessert will receive a volunteer recognition plaque from Ken K. Thompson Jewelry as an acknowledgment of outstanding community service. Thank you, Lois and Elliot for being SOMEONE SPECIAL.

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