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Fort Ticonderoga names Volunteer of the Year

Betty Rettig cited for her work in the King’s Garden

Betty Rettig, left, has been named Fort Ticonderoga Volunteer of the Year.  Presenting her award are Heidi Karkoski, center, Fort Ticonderoga director of horticulture, and Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga president and CEO.

Betty Rettig, left, has been named Fort Ticonderoga Volunteer of the Year.  Presenting her award are Heidi Karkoski, center, Fort Ticonderoga director of horticulture, and Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga president and CEO.

— “Betty is an active member of the horticulture team,” Karkoski said. “She has conducted floral design classes in the King’s Garden, shares her knowledge with other horticulture staff and volunteers, and is leading an upcoming Grapevine Wreath Workshop on Oct. 1 at Fort Ticonderoga.”

Rettig earned the highest status in Fort Ticonderoga’s Volunteers Count! rewards program and joins 15 others who reached the platinum award level by contributing more than 51 hours of service. The volunteer rewards program was initiated in 2012 and allows volunteers with 11 or more hours donated to earn a Volunteer Ambassador Pass granting free general admission for the season as well as other benefits.

Fort Ticonderoga volunteers have given nearly 8,000 hours during 2013 in areas including interpretation, horticulture, education, development, collections and buildings and grounds.

New volunteers are welcome to apply to the program. Volunteer information and applications are available on Fort Ticonderoga’s website at www.FortTiconderoga.org or by calling 585-2821.

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