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Here are four more snapshots of our favorite folks – Palladium volunteers

During this time when the Palladium family is not together at the theater, I wanted to bring us together online by featuring some of the people who make the Palladium great. This week, I’m focusing on Palladium volunteers. We asked volunteers to fill out a questionnaire. We’ll be sharing stories from all the folks who replied.

 

If you’re a volunteer and didn’t see the original survey please contact our house manager, Nancy Jones, and she’ll get you the questionnaire. We’d love to hear from all our wonderful volunteers.

 

This is the second posting and there will be more to come this coming week.  For now, please check out these snapshots of four of our volunteers:

 

ELLEN SANPERE

 

Where are you from?

 

Chicago, IL

 

Ellen Sanpere

In a few words, what brought you to volunteer at the Palladium?

 

I enjoy theater, classical music & opera. I’m indebted to the arts community and enjoy finding opportunities to “give back.”

 

How many years have you been volunteering at the Palladium?

 

2 years.

 

What leisure activity do you most enjoy?

 

Water aerobics, bird-watching, opera.

 

Briefly, tell us what comes to mind when you think of a favorite Palladium memory or story?

 

Answering an SOS for the Side Door and hearing some wonderful jazz music.

 

What one fun thing would you like to tell us about yourself that we might not know about you?

 

I raced sailboats for 40 years in the U.S. and Caribbean and lived full-time aboard a 51’ sailboat for 12 of those years in the Caribbean.

 

 

 

SHARON MERVENNE

 

Where are you from?

 

From Royal Oak, Michigan

 

In a few words, what brought you to volunteer at the Palladium?

 

Referred here by a very good friend.

 

How many years have you been volunteering at the Palladium?

 

I’ve been here approximately 15 years.

 

What leisure activity do you most enjoy?

 

I enjoy walking/visiting museums/volunteering at freeFall, Francis Wilson Playhouse, Long Center in Clearwater, 3 different libraries among other places.

 

Briefly, tell us what comes to mind when you think of a favorite Palladium memory or story?

 

My favorite show was when we had the Wallendas do the high wire act.

 

What one fun thing would you like to tell us about yourself that we might not know about you?

 

I am a Reiki master and my nickname is “Bubbles” – from walking around, literally blowing bubbles of joy from bottles of bubbles. 

 

 

LINDA JOUHFI

 

Where are you from?

 

Detroit, MI

How many years have you been volunteering at the Palladium?

 

I’ve been volunteering 3 years.

 

What leisure activity do you most enjoy?

 

I love the beach and having lunch at new places.

 

Briefly, tell us what comes to mind when you think of a favorite Palladium memory or story?

 

The Chubby Checker show where everyone was dancing including myself!

 

What one fun thing would you like to tell us about yourself that we might not know about you?

 

I love to travel especially to Brazil. I love meeting new people.

 

 

CHES APPLEWHITE

 

I’m Mary Ches Applewhite – plz call me Ches.

 

Ches Applewhite

Where are you from?

 

NC, 41 years in D.C.

 

In a few words, what brought you to volunteer at the Palladium?

 

Loved the events & then learned I could volunteer!

 

How many years have you been volunteering at the Palladium?

 

8 or 9.

 

What leisure activity do you most enjoy?

 

Live theater, movies in theater, jazz events.

 

Briefly, tell us what comes to mind when you think of a favorite Palladium memory or story?

 

Palladium Volunteer Appreciation parties are the best in St. Petersburg!

 

What one fun thing would you like to tell us about yourself that we might not know about you?

 

I like watching Trevor Noah on the Comedy Channel!

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