Heartland Truly Moving Pictures hosted its annual Thank You Luncheon on December 4, 2008, graciously hosted by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Each year after the annual film festival, Heartland invites those integral supporters for a catered luncheon to show appreciation for their efforts and contributions throughout the year.
Said Amanda Bureau, Heartland’s Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator:
Heartland’s volunteers are truly indispensable. They are involved in all aspects of the Festival, from planning the events to working at the theaters to providing hospitality for the filmmakers and guests. They also provide valuable assistance in Heartland’s year-round programming, educational, marketing and fundraising efforts.
Three annual awards were presented at the program, all to supporters of Heartland Truly Moving Pictures who helped make 2008 one of the best years yet.
Representatives from KeyBank were in attendance to accept the Persistence of Vision award, given to the sponsor who goes above and beyond their partnership with Heartland to engage new audiences in new ways. KeyBank made it possible to broadcast the 2008 Announcement Celebration live online, and promotes the annual events to customers and employees alike. (What is “persistence of vision”? Learn more!)
Veteran volunteer Barb Jablonski was surprised with the President’s Volunteer Award for demonstrating outstanding leadership and enthusiasm in furthering Heartland’s mission and reach. She’s served on countless committees over the years and was selected by Heartland out of a number of worthy nominees.
Finally, Tia Nielsen received the Paul and Marie Sparks Volunteer Hours Award for clocking in over 150 hours committed to Heartland events and meetings. Her overwhelming enthusiasm contributed to marketing efforts and event support throughout the Festival cycle.
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