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Celebrate age at Grand Junction BeaconFest!

Feb 28, 2022 02:40PM ● By Cloie Sandlin

Local nonprofits rely on volunteers to help carry out their missions—especially during the pandemic. Over the last couple years, many volunteers have willingly and graciously donated more of their time to take on additional responsibilities in support of the causes they care about.

And what age group makes up the majority of our community’s volunteers? Seniors!

The BEACON’s Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes some of these exceptional volunteers and honors them at Grand Junction BeaconFest on Thursday, April 28.

Thirteen volunteers were nominated by local organizations. While all of them will be honored at BeaconFest, there can only be one Volunteer of the Year. With so many wonderful volunteers to choose from we’re asking for your help!

1.    Read up on each nominated volunteer here.

2.    Select your choice for this year’s Mesa County winner (we’ll be taking nominations for Montrose and Delta volunteers in July).

3.    Vote here. The last day to vote is Friday, April 22.

Music, prizes and fun at BeaconFest

Join us in honoring these dedicated volunteers during a mid-day ceremony at BeaconFest at Grand Junction Convention Center, and get ready for an exciting lineup of entertainment, educational seminars, prize giveaways and more.

Between exciting raffles, peruse nearly 100 booths staffed by health care providers, housing representatives, advocacy organizations, home improvement experts, real estate professionals, financial advisors, local clubs, nonprofit organizations and more. Plus, admission is FREE! For details, visit

Want a booth at BeaconFest?

Reserve your spot today! This show always sells out. Call 970-243-8829 or email [email protected]

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