2020 Volunteer of the Year is John Hubbs.
John Hubbs has worked tirelessly on making Krimgold Park the best park it can be beginning with the Master Gardner’s and then creating Friends of Krimgold Park. Any day you can find him at the Park checking the pathways, flower beds, shrubs, and ponds to make sure they are free of weeds and debris.
He spearheaded setting up native plant gardens, worked with the beaver population control to protect the ponds, provided fliers for park visitors and organized Weed Warriors.
In addition, he has helped organize the repair work for the stone walkway foot bridge, trash barrel replacement and putting path distance markers on the trail at the park.
He started the Full Moon Fishing Derby and volunteers with the annual Fishing Rodeo which are both held at the park. He has worked with the council handing out fliers, blowing up balloons and manning the booth at National Night Out.
In 2018 Friends of Krimgold Park received the Maryland Plant Community Award Program’s Bronze Award in recognition of their enthusiasm and hard work in planting and caring for trees in the local Urban and Community Forests under John’s leadership.
It is truly an honor and privilege for us to name John Hubbs as the Freedom Area Rec Council volunteer of the year.
Previous years award recipients
1992 Terry Reyes
1993 Calvin Green
1994 Marty Lookingbill
1995 Ken Whalen
1996 Rick Vespa, Chuck Foulk III, Carol Brown, Sue Podobnik
1997 Bill Schaefer, Jerry Janowick
1998 Jeff Morgan, Mike Smith
1999 Tim and KC Hastings
2000 Steve Delman, Chris and MaryLees Gunther, Terry Kinsler
2001 Andrea Brandt
2002 Curt Weise
2003 Susan Chaney, Scott Newton
2004 John Napp, Jack Diachenko
2005 - Brad Rees, Dick Smith, Paul Seegren
2006 Steve, Lyons, Jennifer Pugzczewski
2007 Andy Roberts, Bruce Webber
2008 Nick Stuhler
2009 - Gary Parlette
2010 – Ken Hollach
2011 – None given – County 40th Anniversary.
2012 – Joann Huber
2013 – Chris Little
2014 – John O’Donoghue
2015 – Crissy Elliott
2016 – Tom Luther
2017 – Dave Ferguson
2018 – Steve Burke
2019 – Steve Berry
2020 – John Hubbs
2021 - Steve Wallace
County Hall of Fame Honorees
2017 - Susan Chaney
2021 - Steve Delman
2021 - Ken Whalen