Lorraine Rusek has dedicated the past 40 years to volunteering at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary next January.
Rusek, along with 12 other volunteers, was recognized for her service at the hall’s annual Volunteer Usher Dinner Monday, May 18. More than 250 people attended the party.
“Lorraine Rusek is one of the most professional, dignified ladies I know, who is extremely gracious and delightful to work with,” said Head Usher Ann Bergeron.
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