Knit the Bridge was the result of thousands of people’s hard work, but there were a handful of folks who showed up practically every day and put in tremendous energy, making KtB a part – full time volunteer job.
We thought it’d be appropriate to give out Spinning Plate Awards (named after our dear summer prep home). These were so fun to come up with, we thought you’d enjoy hearing about them too…
and the winner is…
The Calmest in a Crisis Award goes to… Laura T for her calm, steady, wise presence.
Best Use of Neon goes to… Jenny T for her many, many neon stitches that brightened up the bridge, our time at the Plate, and her own outfits
Multi-tasker Extraordinaire goes to Staci O for juggling the party, visits to the Plate, moral support, FGP presidency, and a baby
The Most Hydrated for Saying Hi to David/ I survived the Allegheny County Metal Detector goes to Norman B (it’s a long story…)
The Best ipod Playlist Award goes to… Venise SP for her fabulous tunes that kept us going all summer long
The Best Looking in a Hard Hat Award goes to… Donnie P. and boy does she look good in an orange hard hat!
The Panels on Wheels Award goes to LaVerne K. for her hours and hours of driving around Pittsburgh and Allegheny County making sure every community knew about KtB!
The I Survived Allegheny County Award goes to… Ron H our ReedSmith attorney who worked diligently to make sure the legal end of things were sound
The Flipper Award goes to… Martha W our graphic designer who turned postcards and pamphlets around in no time.
The Word Flipper awards goes to Jay vW who helped us with text, editing, promo, and pr.
The Best Diagnostician Award goes to… Randy P for asking excellent questions and then figuring out how to meet KtB’s complex data base needs.
The Golden Hooker Award goes to… Kitty S for her ability to bring folks into the project and for her speedy crochet, stitching the most panels of any one maker.
The First Call/911 Award goes to Michelle B because when in doubt, call Michelle! (not pictured because she not only hosted but also took the photos)
Several of our other awardees could not be present and we hope to share their awards with you once we’ve shared with them!
And for more info on the hard work of any of these individuals, go to our Meet the KtB Team category archives.