Blandford is very fortunate to have loyal volunteer support from area organizations. One of our cherished partners includes Farmers Insurance. It has become tradition that when a new Customer Service Associate training is complete, the group has a day of bonding and service at Blandford. Volunteer Coordinator, Jessie Schulte shared, “We are always extremely impressed with the enthusiasm the group brings. These are the best costumer service employees and we see that in their positive, can do attitude.”
Maintenance Manager Martin Ferrone often comments that, “They are one of the hardest working groups we have had out to serve at Blandford.” We cannot thank them enough for returning month after month to move fence, mulch trails, prep pioneer buildings for special events and eagerly jump into any assignment.
On their last service day, March 11th, we discovered that one of the Farmer Insurance heros of the day, Shineene Houston, was a former Blandford Environmental Education Program student. And another, Nickolas James, was a Sugarbush festival musician. It was fun to reminisce and be reminded of the rich connections our volunteers have with Blandford Nature Center.