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Two volunteer representatives announced for town and municipality of Yarmouth

By Caitlin Snow May 24, 2024 | 9:58 AM

Two local women are being recognized from the town and the municipality of the district of Yarmouth for their volunteer efforts.

Brenda Hattie and Wanda Doucette will received the honour.

The town says, Brenda has operated a free furniture store for people in need for more than 35 years as well as a full meal for those in need for 27 years, which benefits hundreds every year.

For the last nine years, she has been President of the Yarmouth Legion.

In this position, she plays a vital role in the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies, hosting lunches with entertainment for veterans.

She also provides food and clothing to those in need, with referrals coming from government agencies and religious entities.

The town says her kindness and dedication inspires volunteer recruitment.

“Brenda is truly an unsung hero who does everything from the heart and is an excellent Volunteer Representative for the Town of Yarmouth.”

While Wanda was key in the realization of The No.2 Black Battalion monument and is a major contributor as a board member for the Greenville Community Centre Association and has received the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award.

The municipality says Wanda is truly an amazing person, continuously giving to her community, with a big smile.

“She embodies the true meaning of a community volunteer. Her tireless efforts to improve the community are noticed and appreciated by many.”

They will both be at the 50th Annual Nova Scotia Volunteer Awards in Truro, September 18.

The location Yarmouth Volunteer Reception is one week later, September 25 at 6:30 p.m., with the location to be announced.