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Dorothy and Ken Arnett Distinguished Volunteer Award Winner

Our congratulations to Liz Dewey for receiving Bay City Players’ Dorothy and Ken Arnett Distinguished Volunteer Award.

This award is presented to those volunteers who have become the life-blood of the Players organization. Not an annual award, it goes only to the exceptional volunteer and Liz is certainly that. Liz is most often associated with costuming which she periodically chaired and constantly championed for decades. Liz turned her experience with Players costume collection into two highly popular “costume teas” where outstanding costumes spanning the ages were displayed and modeled.  Liz served on the Season 100 anniversary committee and created historical lobby displays to share our history with each play being performed. This was possible only because Liz compiled a spreadsheet capturing all shows performed by Players in its 100 year history. Added to this list is Liz’ accomplishment as a director, actor, and playreading member. Liz is also the recipient of the CTAM Dorothy Arnett volunteer award. Yes, truly “a distinguished volunteer.”

Dorothy and Ken Arnett began volunteering with Players before the theatre moved into its present home. Between the two of them, there is virtually no job at Players which had not been covered by one of them. They were the kind of people who, when problems came up, had the answers. Their four sons were active participants from childhood on. Dorothy was one of the women who started Youtheatre and she introduced the idea of Recyclables to Players. Her activity in CTAM was so strong, the association now presents the Dorothy Arnett Volunteer Award. They and their family represented what it takes to be a distinguished volunteer.

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Doris Perry (left) presents Liz Dewey with her Dorothy and Ken Arnett Distinguished Volunteer Award

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