John Campbell , President of KMS Farmstead Receives Outstanding Volunteer Award

Pictured are (from left to Right) former Bernards Twp Mayor, Carolyn Kelly, John Campbell, and Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission Chair Ann Osterdale Rosenblum at the Awards

Pictured are (from left to Right) former Bernards Twp Mayor, Carolyn Kelly, John Campbell, and Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission Chair Ann Osterdale Rosenblum at the Awards

Bernards Twp – November 20, 2008 –

Somerset Hills YMCA Volunteer Recognition Night honors those who give back to their community.

The YMCA Volunteer Recognition awards honored John Campbell at this year’s Somerset Hills YMCA Volunteer Recognition Night.

The event, held on Thursday, November 20, 2008, at the Old Mill Inn in Basking Ridge, marked the 21st anniversary f the awards. The evening provides participating organizations the opportunity to honor their own volunteers, share in the community’s spirit of volunteerism as well as learn about one another’s volunteer programs.  The 2008 awards were presented to 17 recipients from fifteen community non-profit organizations.

“I am honored to receive this award,” stated Campbell, “but, I am simply the tip of the iceberg.  Over the past 9 years many people have played crucial roles in bringing the Farmstead project to its current state.  A total of 109 volunteers have helped with the project – writing business plans, exploring potential synergies with area arts organizations, taking pictures,  removing 20th century wall paper and wall board, cleaning roof gutters, writing grant applications, negotiating with contractors, making presentations to various Township committees.”

“Working with individuals who have provided so much personal effort and financial support, with the Farmstead’s neighbors, and with the Township’s political leaders and the municipal staff, has been truly one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. ”

John Campbell’s volunteer affiliations include in addition to the KMS Farmstead,  the Historical Society of the Somerset Hills, the Bernards Township Planning Board, Bernards Township Recreation, and the Bernards Township Parks and Pathways Committees as well.

John is married to his wife June and have three grown children: Edith Bryan, Jeffrey, and Daniel.

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