11Alive celebrated the 30th anniversary of the 11Alive Community Service Awards on April 11, 2005. Each year the Community Service Awards honors 11 outstanding local volunteers who have demonstrated selfless devotion for the betterment of the community. 11Alive News Anchors Brenda Wood and Wes Sarginson host the live, prime time telecast and the proceeds go to charity.Jane Fonda and Paula Rosput Reynolds Co-chaired the 30th Annual 11Alive Community Service Awards. The program benefitted the organization founded by Ms. Fonda 10 years ago -- The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (G-CAPP).Sponsors for the 30th Annual 11Alive Community Service Awards were The Coca-Cola Company, Bank of America and UPS. The 2005 Community Service Awards recipients are:Joseph Barto, for his years of service with the Army Community Service Volunteer Corps, assisting and supporting families of the military. St. Vincent de Paul Society
Mary Ward Goldenburg, as a volunteer instructor for St. Vincent de Paul Society's English to Speakers of Other Languages, helping immigrants become more fluent in English.
Peggy Gunning, for her work with the Atlanta Children's Shelter providing creative design, artwork and other communications materials and expertise for the ACS public awareness campaigns. Atlanta Children's Shelter
Robin Ferst Howser, for founding a reading program in Morgan County that provides a free book each month for any child from birth until the age of five. www.ferstfoundation.org
Julie Virginia Mayfield, for her years of service with the Georgia Justice Project and her assistance in making their renovated headquarter building a reality. Georgia Justice Project
Jamal Miller, for volunteering as a tutor and mentor with students involved in Raising Expectations. Raising Expectations
Robert "Bob" Sheldon, for thirty years of volunteer work with the Red Cross as a disaster volunteer, with both local and national assignments. American Red Cross Atlanta Chapter
Saba Silverman, for starting a successful theatre program, Habima Theatre at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, in which the majority of the actors are adults with developmental disabilities. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
Alvis M. Weatherly, Jr., for his commitment and involvement in the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts. Boy Scouts of America Atlanta Area Council
Sheila Zakery, for her service as a community outreach worker for the Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry Foundation.
The Boisfeuillet Jones AwardGay Love, for a life of community service including leadership with the Agape Community Center, Atlanta Union Mission, Atlanta Heart Ball and Atlanta Symphony. She has also served as Trustee for the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Westminster Schools and Trinity Presbyterian Church.