The International Festival and Events Association and Zambelli Fireworks announced Becky Browder from the Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, as the recipient of the 2017 IFEA/Zambelli Fireworks Volunteer of the Year Award.
Ms. Browder has volunteered with the Riverbend Festival since 1983. This year, Friends of the Festival is honoring and celebrating her 30 plus years of service with the organization. She portrays the epitome of leadership and hard work by serving as a dedicated member of the board of directors and devoting countless hours assisting the festival’s full-time staff.
Throughout the years Ms.
Browder has served in various roles with Friends of the Festival, most recently as vice president and chair for the Festival Visitor Enhancement Committee. She has been an effective member of the executive committee and chair of the VIP Hospitality Committee and served in other positions during her tenure with the Festival.
As this year’s winner, Ms. Browder will be the guest of the IFEA and Zambelli Fireworks at the IFEA’s 62nd Annual Convention, Expo & Retreat, Sept. 14-16, 2017 in Tucson, Az. She will be recognized and presented with her award during the IFEA Awards Luncheon Sept. 14.
The late George Zambelli, of Zambelli Fireworks Internationale and sponsor of the award since its inception in 2001, summed it up well when he said "imagine a world without the great blessing of volunteers, it would be a far different place. God bless them all."
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