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History of EAA’s Volunteer Park
By Katie Meyer, EAA 1133651, HR Business Partner
June 2015 - EAA’s volunteers are crucial to the success of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and other programs. To show its recognition and appreciation for its volunteers, EAA constructed the first Volunteer Park just east of the Red Barn in 1997, the Year of the Volunteer. This area was created to recognize the impact volunteers have made on EAA. It also served as a perfect place for volunteers to gather in the morning when they walked from Camp Scholler to their volunteer areas on the grounds.
In 2013, a new location was created for Volunteer Park: across from the Volunteer Kitchen. The new location was created outside of the convention grounds so that volunteers can visit their park throughout the year. Volunteer Park is also the home of the annual Volunteer Park Awards. These brick awards are presented by the Volunteer Advisory Committee to several volunteers each year to honor their support and dedication to EAA. Make sure to stop by and visit the bricks that include Paul and Audrey Poberezny and Jack and Rose Pelton.