Dave Garabedian Receives ALF Volunteer Award

(Above photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.) Dave Garabedian was presented with an American Lighthouse Foundation (ALF) Len Hadley Volunteerism award at ALF’s annual Lighthouse Gala, at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, […]
Congratulations to Dave Garabedian of the Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses! (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.

(Above photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Dave Garabedian was presented with an American Lighthouse Foundation (ALF) Len Hadley Volunteerism award at ALF’s annual Lighthouse Gala, at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine, on May 15, 2016.

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ALF “Len Hadley Volunteerism Award” presentation for the Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses: (L to R) FPHL board member Jeremy D’Entremont, FPHL volunteer Dave Garabedian and ALF President Eric Davis. (Photo by Dominic Trapani)

Dave joined Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses as a volunteer at the beginning of the 2014 season and has been a valuable team member ever since. In addition to helping staff the lighthouse during open houses, Dave often volunteers when school groups visit the historic site. He has a wonderful way with children, and he also coaches little league when he’s not at the lighthouse.

Dave is easygoing and flexible despite any chaos that may be going on around him during open houses when the crowds can become large. He jumps into any of the volunteer stations at open houses without hesitation, doing whatever is needed for the good of the team.

We consider Dave to be our “pinch hitter,” coming in at a moment’s notice to help. He’s come through in the clutch time and time again. As our 2015 MVP, he’s earned the Len Hadley volunteer award.

Past winners of the Len Hadley Award for Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses:

  • Cindy Johnson
  • Jim Leslie
  • Ed Stevenson
  • E.J. Warren
  • Ron Kolek
  • Capt. Neil Odams
  • Jackie Maurice
  • Joanne Yeaton
  • William Marshall
  • Sharon Mills
  • Ross Tracy