Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism
Sullivan County awards given
Announcing the 2014 Governor's Volunteer Stars
award winners for Sullivan County, Tennessee!
The Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism is pleased to announce this year's winners from Sullivan County for the 2014 Tennessee Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards.  JaeceeRae Carr and Debra Brzuchalski have been selected as Sullivan County's recipients and were recognized at the Governor's Volunteer Stars Conference in Franklin, TN, on March 9.  The Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards is an annual initiative from Volunteer Tennessee that seeks to recognize outstanding volunteers from each of Tennessee's 95 counties.
JaeceeRae Carr
Sullivan County Youth Volunteer

JAECEERAE CARR, the Sullivan County Youth honoree, has exemplified a genuine love and concern for the welfare of homeless animals in 2014. During the year, she reached out to the community to gather and collect much-needed items for animal shelters throughout the Tri-Cities.  In 2014 alone, she collected 2,703 pounds of dog food, cat food and kitty litter to donate to the Sullivan County Animal Shelters at Blountville and Kingsport, as well as other regional shelters.  Additionally, JaeceeRae promoted a "Warm the Shelter Pets Blanket Drive" on Facebook, collecting over 425 items for area animal shelters. Items have been collected from all over East TN and SW VA. At only 9 years of age, JaeceeRae Carr was the youngest recipient of this year's 2014 Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards.

Debra Brzuchalski
Sullivan County Adult Volunteer

DEBRA BRZUCHALSKI, the Sullivan County Adult honoree, is an active volunteer at the Sullivan County Archives at Blountville, TN, where she has dedicated hundreds of hours in 2014. A native of Missouri, Ms. Brzuchalski has resided in TN for the past 37 years.  She is a retired engineer from Eastman Chemical Company, where she acquired an extensive background serving as projector coordinator in many areas.  An experienced genealogist, Ms. Brzuchalski has proven to be an outstanding volunteer in assisting patrons with historical and genealogical research, and additionally in assisting with the more recent Chancery Court Records preservation project.  Her work has made thousands of documents more readily available for viewing for Sullivan County residents and other visitors across the U.S.

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