About The Trudeau Award

In 1997, the Bourbonnais Friendship Festival presented the first Jerry Trudeau Volunteer of the Year award to none other than Jerry Trudeau.

The award was developed to honor volunteers of the Bourbonnais Friendship Festival.  The intent is to honor hard- working volunteers who sacrifice their time and energy to ensure that a successful Festival takes place each year.

It is meant to honor those who otherwise go without recognition, and frequently prefer to remain in the background.

Past Recipients: 

2019 - Jack and Phyllis Bidwell

2018 - Vicki Beland 

2017- Mary Ann Kirsch 

2016 - Patte Thompson 

2015 - Diane Malone 

2014 - Tim Frey 

2013 - Barbara Decker and Amy Delmore 

2012 - Gary Residori

2011 - Steve Cahan and Gordon Campbell

2010 - Valerie and Butch Houarter

2009 - Jerry and Larry Forbes 

2008 - Pat Polk 

2007 - Bob Steinke and Jane Piekarczyk

2006 - Kathy Meyer 

2005 - Lee and Carol Braford 

2004 - Joann Johnson 

2003 - Mary Kay Beedle 

2002 - Roger Beland 

2001 - Jim Beedle and Dan Kirsch 

2000 - Gale and Lou Arseneau

1999 - Alice Dauphin

1998 - Frank and Charlotte Davidson 

1997 - Jerry Trudeau


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