Gazette celebrates volunteer spirit with annual awards
Date: 4/26/2018 Album ID: 2197422
Photos by Kevin Gutting
A reception for the recipients of 2018 Daily Hampshire Gazette Person of the Year award and the Young Community Leader award held at Hadley Farms Meeting House on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Barbara Black, center, the 2017 recipient of the Daily Hampshire Gazette Person of the Year award, talks with Northampton High School senior Elena Frogameni prior to her acceptance of the 2018 Young Community Leader award during a reception at the Hadley Farms Meeting House on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Northampton High School senior Elena Frogameni, left, the 2018 Young Community Leader award recipient, and Erin Couture of Southampton, the 2018 Person of the Year award recipient, meet prior to the awards presentation at the Hadley Farms Meeting House on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Northampton High School senior Elena Frogameni, left, the 2018 Young Community Leader award recipient, and Erin Couture of Southampton, the 2018 Person of the Year award recipient, chat prior to the awards presentation at the Hadley Farms Meeting House on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Northampton High School senior Elena Frogameni, left, the 2018 Young Community Leader award recipient, and Erin Couture of Southampton, the 2018 Person of the Year award recipient, chat prior to the awards presentation at the Hadley Farms Meeting House on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
John Bidwell, executive director of United Way of Hampshire County, speaks during a reception for the 2018 Daily Hampshire Gazette Person of the Year and Young Community Leader at the Hadley Farms Meeting House on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Northampton High School Principal Bryan Lombardi speaks about Daily Hampshire Gazette Young Community Leader award recipient Elena Frogameni, a senior at Northampton, during a reception at the Hadley Farms Meeting House on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Keith Barnicle, of U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern's office, speaks about Daily Hampshire Gazette Young Community Leader award recipient Elena Frogameni, a senior at Northampton High School, during a reception at the Hadley Farms Meeting House on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. As a freshman, Frogameni interned in McGovern's Northampton office.
Northampton High School senior Elena Frogameni accepts the 2018 Young Community Leader award from Daily Hampshire Gazette publisher Michael Rifanburg during a reception at the Hadley Farms Meeting House on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Renee Moss, left, former director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, and Jen Loebel, development director at Big Brothers Big Sisters, speak about Daily Hampshire Gazette Person of the Year award recipient Erin Couture of Southampton during a reception at the Hadley Farms Meeting House on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Northampton High School senior Elena Frogameni offers her remarks after accepting the Daily Hampshire Gazette Young Community Leader award during a reception at the Hadley Farms Meeting House on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Jen Loebel, left, development director at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, and Renee Moss, former director of Big Brothers Big Sisters, speak about Daily Hampshire Gazette Person of the Year award recipient Erin Couture of Southampton during a reception at the Hadley Farms Meeting House on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Daily Hampshire Gazette Person of the Year Erin Couture, center, and her children Brandon, left, 12, and Gabriel, 9, of Southampton, listen as Southampton board of selectmen Charlie Kaniecki, right, and James Labrie present her congratulations from several state representatives during a reception at the Hadley Farms Meeting House on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Erin Couture of Southampton accepts the 2018 Person of the Year award from Daily Hampshire Gazette publisher Michael Rifanburg during a reception at the Hadley Farms Meeting House on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Erin Couture of Southampton offer her remarks after accepting the Daily Hampshire Gazette Person of the Year award during a reception at the Hadley Farms Meeting House on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Daily Hampshire Gazette publisher Michael Rifanburg hosts a reception for the 2018 Daily Hampshire Gazette Person of the Year and Young Community Leader at the Hadley Farms Meeting House on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Erin Couture of Southampton chats with well-wishers after accepting the Daily Hampshire Gazette Person of the Year award during a reception at the Hadley Farms Meeting House on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Erin Couture of Southampton chats with well-wishers after accepting the Daily Hampshire Gazette Person of the Year award during a reception at the Hadley Farms Meeting House on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.